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1. CCSS Alignment

The student’s evidence and inferences demonstrate a comprehension of grade level text. For example, the student makes the inference that when finding home, neighbors are not welcoming to the family. The student made that inference based on the quote, “Eggs explode like smears of snot on our front door.”


Standard referenced:

RL.8.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

2. CCSS Alignment

When planning for the essay, the student highlighted the best evidence from all evidence collected, demonstrating proficiency in W.8.2. Much of this evidence was incorporated into the final essay.


Standard referenced:

W.8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.