8th Grade Core Alignments

    8th Grade Core Alignments

    Science

    Standard 1

    Students will understand the nature of changes in matter.

    Objective 1: Describe the chemical and physical properties of various substances.

    Objective 2: Observe and evaluate evidence of chemical and physical change.

    Objective 4: Identify the observable features of chemical reactions.

    Standard 2

    Students will understand that energy from sunlight is changed to chemical energy in plants, transfers between living organisms, and that changing the environment may alter the amount of energy provided to living organisms.

    Objective 2: Generalize the dependent relationship between organisms.

    Objective 3: Analyze human influence on the capacity of an environment to sustain living things.

    Math

    Expressions and Equations

    Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

    Objective 5: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.

    Utah Studies

    Standard 1

    Students will understand the interaction between Utah's geography and its inhabitants.

    Objective 3: Assess how natural resources sustain and enhance people's lives.

    English Language Arts

    Reading Standards for Literature

    Key Ideas and Details

    Objective 1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    Objective 3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    Objective 7: Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, film, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

    Objective 9: Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

    Reading Standards for Text

    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    Objective 7: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

    Objective 8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

    Writing Standards

    Text Types and Purposes

    Objective 2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    Research to Build and Present

    Objective 7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

    Objective 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

    Objective 9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.