Standards Map for 8th Grade English

Each 8th grade Fishtank ELA unit deepens student mastery of a set of grade-level standards. These are split into core standards (standards especially important for understanding the core text and knowledge of the unit) and spiral standards (standards that students repeatedly use as they engage with, discuss, or write about a text). To learn more about how student mastery of the standards develops based on the focus areas of each 8th grade unit, read our 8th Grade English Course Overview.

Core Standards

Supporting Standards

Facing Prejudice: All American Boys

Encountering Evil: Night

Abusing Power: Animal Farm and Wicked History

Surviving Repression: Persepolis

Facing Calamity: An Inconvenient Sequel

Reading Standards for Literature

RL.8.1

RL.8.2

RL.8.3

RL.8.4

RL.8.5

RL.8.6

RL.8.7

RL.8.9

RL.8.10

Reading Standards for Informational Text

RI.8.1

RI.8.2

RI.8.3

RI.8.4

RI.8.5

RI.8.6

RI.8.7

RI.8.8

RI.8.9

RI.8.10

Writing Standards

W.8.1

W.8.2

W.8.3

W.8.4

W.8.5

W.8.6

W.8.7

W.8.8

W.8.9

W.8.10

Speaking and Listening Standards

SL.8.1

SL.8.2

SL.8.3

SL.8.4

SL.8.5

SL.8.6

Language Standards

L.8.1

L.8.2

L.8.3

L.8.4

L.8.5

L.8.6