Grade 8 Literacy

The Grade 8 Literacy library provides access to popular and classic literature, real-world informational texts, text-dependent questions, images, interactivities, and videos that will keep students on track to achieve the Common Core State Standards. The selection of activities for each topic can be customized to ensure rigor and balance for all types of learners.

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Go to American History Article: Mr. Lincoln's Election

American History Article: Mr. Lincoln's Election

Even a president can feel discouraged at times. Read this informational text from Cobblestone magazine to learn how President Lincoln's actions made him an unpopular candidate for reelection and how he turned around his reelection prospects.

Go to Adventure Text-Dependent Questions: Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Adventure Text-Dependent Questions: Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Use these text-dependent questions to guide students through a close reading of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." There are additional resources that support this literature, including biographical and background information, vocabulary, and assessments.

Go to Physical Science Image: Spindly in Echoes of the Past

Physical Science Image: Spindly in Echoes of the Past

Use this image of flamingoes on their long thin legs to help students develop the academic vocabulary word spindly from the informational text "Echoes of the Past."

Go to American History Video: The Confederate Air Force

American History Video: The Confederate Air Force

Use this video to build knowledge and provide the context needed to support students' reading of the informational text "Civil War Air Force."