Comprehension & Application
The student’s work demonstrates an ability to read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the 8th grade text complexity band independently and proficiently.
RI.8.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
1. CCSS Alignment
The student was able to use a literary text to respond to the prompt, and make a claim about a fictional refugee experience as described in the first paragraph, “The story describes the horrible events of Ha’s life, and challenges that lie ahead for a young girl and her family, following along with many of the refugee’s own experience in searching for a better life, when leaving one behind.”
RL.8.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. CCSS Alignment
The student demonstrates the ability to draw evidence from the literary text and the informational text for analysis, research, and reflection. The student skillfully moves between multiple pieces of textual evidence in one paragraph to support the student’s research on the refugee experience of “fleeing” home. Referencing informational text, “One child, Emir, in the ‘Children of War’ article by Arthur Brice stated ‘I had to crawl through my apartment on my hands and knees or risk getting shot. I slept in the bathtub for days, because that was the only place where you were totally safe from bullets’ (Brice 2).” and referencing literary text “Ha's family is slowly getting weaker, as she describes their struggles. She says ‘Without lights, without cooking, without bathrooms ... we are told to sip water only when we must’ (Lai 73).
W.8.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.