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          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.A:
            Students read silently and aloud from a variety of genres, authors, and themes.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.B:
            Students interpret characters, plot, setting, theme, and dialogue, using evidence from the text.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.C:
            Students identify the author's point of view, such as first-person narrator and omniscient narrator.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.D:
            Students determine how the use and meaning of literary devices, such as symbolism, metaphor and simile, illustration, personification, flashback, and foreshadowing, convey the author's message or intent.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.E:
            Students recognize how the author's use of language creates images or feelings.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.F:
            Students identify poetic elements, such as repetition, rhythm, and rhyming patterns, in order to interpret poetry.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.G:
            Students compare motives of characters, causes of events, and importance of setting in literature to people, events, and places in own lives.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.H:
            Students identify social and cultural contexts and other characteristics of the time period in order to enhance understanding and appreciation of text.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.2.I:
            Students compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.3.A:
            Students evaluate the validity and accuracy of information, ideas, themes, opinions, and experiences in texts: for example:
            • identify conflicting information
            • consider the background and qualifications of the writer
            • questions the writer's assumptions, beliefs, intentions, and biases
            • evaluate examples, details, or reasons used to support ideas
            • identify fallacies of logic that lead to unsupported conclusions
            • discriminate between apparent messages and hidden agendas
            • identify propaganda and evaluate its effectiveness
            • identify techniques the author uses to persuade (e.g., emotional and ethical appeals)
            • identify differing points of view in texts and presentations
            • identify cultural and ethnic values and their impact on content
            • identify multiple levels of meaning
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.3.B:
            Students judge a text by using evaluative criteria from a variety of perspectives, such as literary, political, and personal.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.3.C:
            Students suspend judgment until all information has been presented.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.4.A:
            Students share reading experiences with peers or adults; for example, read together silently or aloud with a partner or in small groups.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.4.B:
            Students consider the age, gender, social position, and traditions of the writer.
          • Performance Indicator - ELA.8.R.4.C:
            Students recognize the types of language (e.g., informal vocabulary, culture-specific terminology, jargon, colloquialisms, and email conventions) that are appropriate to social communication.
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