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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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.
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.
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."