SBS:Literacy Level 08 v4

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Literacy Level 08 Capacity Matrices

Literacy Level 08 Vocabulary

Literacy Level 08 Rubrics


Oral Expression and Listening

Measurement Topic: LI.08.811 Communication skills and interviewing techniques are required to gather information and to develop and deliver oral presentations Capacity Matrix LI.08.811

LI.08.811.04.04 Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented. (CAS: 8.1.1.a.iv) (CCSS: SL.8.1d)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.812 A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages Capacity Matrix LI.08.812

LI.08.812.04.04 Paraphrase speaker’s meaning (CAS: 8.1.2.d)

Reading for All Purposes

Measurement Topic: LI.08.821 Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self-assessment Capacity Matrix LI.08.821

LI.08.821.05.04 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style. (CAS: 8.2.1.b.ii) (CCSS: RL.8.5)

LI.08.821.06.04 Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor. (CAS: 8.2.1.b.iii) (CCSS: RL.8.6)

LI.08.821.08.04 Use graphic organizers and note-taking formats while reading to map relationships among implied or explicit ideas or viewpoints (CAS: 8.2.1.c.ii)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.822 Quality comprehension and interpretation of informational and persuasive texts demand monitoring and self- assessment Capacity Matrix LI.08.822

LI.08.822.07.04 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. (CAS: 8.2.2.c.i) (CCSS: RI.8.7)

LI.08.822.08.04 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessingwhether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. (CAS: 8.2.2.c.ii) (CCSS: RI.8.8)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.823 Context, grammar, and word choice influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts Capacity Matrix LI.08.823

LI.08.823.01.04 Select and employ strategies to persist when encountering unknown or ambiguous words or difficult passages (CAS: 8.2.3.a.i)

LI.08.823.05.04 Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede). (CAS: 8.2.3.a.v) (CCSS: L.8.4b)

LI.08.823.11.04 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domainspecific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. (CAS: 8.2.3.c) (CCSS: L.8.6)

Writing and Composition

Measurement Topic: LI.08.831 Stylistic devices and descriptive details in literary and narrative texts are organized for a variety of audiences and purposes and evaluated for quality Capacity Matrix LI.08.831

LI.08.831.04.04 Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. (CAS: 8.3.1.a.iv) (CCSS: W.8.3d)

LI.08.831.05.04 Establish and maintain a controlling idea appropriate to audience and purpose (CAS: 8.3.1.a.v)

LI.08.831.07.04 Write using poetic techniques (alliteration, onomatopoeia); figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole); and graphic elements (capital letters, line length, word position) for intended effect (CAS: 8.3.1.a.vii)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.832 Ideas and supporting details in informational and persuasive texts are organized for a variety of audiences and purposes and evaluated for quality Capacity Matrix LI.08.832

LI.08.832.01.04 Develop texts that offer a comparison, show cause and effect, or support a point (CAS: 8.3.2.a.i)

LI.08.832.06.04 Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. (CAS: (CCSS: W.8.1a)

LI.08.832.10.04 Explain and imitate emotional and logical appeals used by writers who are trying to persuade an audience (CAS: 8.3.2.a.x)

LI.08.832.13.04 Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. (CAS: 8.3.2.b.ii) (CCSS: W.8.2b)

LI.08.832.14.04 Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. (CAS: 8.3.2.b.iii) (CCSS: W.8.2c)

LI.08.832.15.04 Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. (CAS: 8.3.2.b.iv) (CCSS: W.8.2d)

LI.08.832.17.04 Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. (CAS: (CCSS: W.8.2f)

LI.08.832.18.04 Elaborate to give detail, add depth, and continue the flow of an idea (CAS: 8.3.2.b.vii)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.833 Editing writing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity is an essential trait of a well-written document Capacity Matrix LI.08.833

LI.08.833.02.04 Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice. (CAS: 8.3.3.a.ii) (CCSS: L.8.1b)

LI.08.833.05.04 Use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs correctly in sentences (CAS: 8.3.3.a.v)

LI.08.833.06.04 Combine sentences with subordinate conjunctions (CAS:

LI.08.833.07.04 Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses (CAS: 8.3.3.a.vii)

LI.08.833.08.04 Identify main and subordinate clauses and use that knowledge to write varied, strong, correct, complete sentences (CAS: 8.3.3.a.viii)

Research and Reasoning

Measurement Topic: LI.08.841 Individual research projects begin with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures Capacity Matrix LI.08.841

LI.08.841.05.04 Document information and quotations; use a consistent format for footnotes or endnotes; and use standard bibliographic format to document sources (CAS: 8.4.1.b.ii)

LI.08.841.06.04 Write reports based on research that include quotations, footnotes or endnotes, and a bibliography or works cited page (CAS: 8.4.1.b.iii)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.842 Common fallacies and errors occur in reasoning Capacity Matrix LI.08.842

LI.08.842.01.04 Analyze the purpose, question at issue, information, points of view, implications and consequences, inferences, assumptions, and concepts inherent in thinking (CAS: 8.4.2.a)

LI.08.842.02.04 Determine strengths and weaknesses of their thinking and thinking of others by using criteria including relevance, clarity, accuracy, fairness, significance, depth, breadth, logic, and precision (CAS: 8.4.2.b)

LI.08.842.04.04 Differentiate between valid and faulty generalizations (CAS: 8.4.2.d)

Measurement Topic: LI.08.843 Quality reasoning relies on supporting evidence in media Capacity Matrix LI.08.843

LI.08.843.01.04 Take a position on an issue and support it using quality reasoning (CAS: 8.4.3.a)

LI.08.843.02.04 Analyze own or others’ appeal for purpose, question at issue, information, points of view, implications and consequences, assumptions, and concepts (CAS: 8.4.3.b)

LI.08.843.03.04 Evaluate own or others’ appeal for relevance, clarity, accuracy, fairness, significance, depth, breadth, logic, and precision (CAS: 8.4.3.c)

LI.08.843.04.04 Use appropriate media to demonstrate reasoning and explain decisions in the creative process (CAS: 8.4.3.d)