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8th Grade

Parents, these are the standards taught by Beyond Textbooks partner schools. This list is in alphanumeric order, and your school will likely teach them in a different order. For help deciphering the code in front of the standard, please click here.  

Eighth Grade Math Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 8.M.EE.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can explain how square roots and cube roots relate to each other and to their radicands.

  2. 8.M.EE.C.07: The Highly Proficient student can justify why a multi-step equation has one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solution.

  3. 8.M.F.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can explain why the function is linear or nonlinear.

  4. 8.M.F.B.05: The Highly Proficient student can interpret qualitative features of a function in a context.

  5. 8.M.G.A.05: The Highly Proficient student can give an informal argument that a triangle can only have one 90 degree angle and for the pairs of angles that are supplementary when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.

  6. 8.M.NS.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion. Know that numbers whose decimal expansions do not terminate in zeros or in a repeating sequence of fixed digits are called irrational.

  7. 8.M.NS.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can explain how to get more precise approximations of square roots, and notices and explains the patterns that exist when writing rational numbers. 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 8.M.EE.B.05: The Highly Proficient student can generate a representation of a proportional relationship with specific qualities.

  2. 8.M.EE.B.06: The Highly Proficient student can use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line in the coordinate plane. Derive the equation y = mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at (0, b). 

  3. 8.M.F.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output. (Function notation is not required in Grade 8.) 

  4. 8.M.F.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can justify whether two functions represented in different ways are equivalent or not by comparing their properties.

  5. 8.M.F.B.04: The Highly Proficient student can identify what prevents a set of values in either a table or graph from being linear and adjusts the values to make them linear.

  6. 8.M.SP.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can create and interpret scatter plots and find associations between two quantities.

  7. 8.M.SP.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.

  8. 8.M.SP.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can create and use a linear model to interpret the slope and y-intercept. 

  9. 8.M.SP.A.04: The Highly Proficient student can interpret and compare relative frequencies to identify patterns of association.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 8.M.EE.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can utilize properties of exponents to order and/or evaluate multiple expressions with exponents.

  2. 8.M.EE.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and express how many times larger or smaller one is than the other.

  3. 8.M.EE.A.04: The Highly Proficient student can calculate and interpret values written in scientific notation within a context.

  4. 8.M.EE.C.08: The Highly Proficient student can solve real-world and mathematical problems, using two equations with two variables.

  5. 8.M.G.B.06: The Highly Proficient student can understand the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

  6. 8.M.G.B.07-08: The Highly Proficient student can recognize situations and apply the Pythagorean Theorem in multi- step problems. The Highly Proficient student can find the coordinates of a point which is a given distance from another point in any direction, including diagonals. 

  7. 8.M.SP.B.05: The Highly Proficient student can compare different simulations to see which best predicts the probability.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 8.M.G.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations. Properties include: lines are taken to lines, line segments are taken to line segments of the same length, angles are taken to angles of the same measure, parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.

  2. 8.M.G.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if one can be obtained from the other by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that demonstrates congruence.

  3. 8.M.G.A.03-04: The Highly Proficient student can recognize and explain the properties of transformations in real-world scenarios, including whether the transformations lead to similar or congruent figures. 

  4. 8.M.G.C.09: The Highly Proficient student can describe the relationship between the formulas for volumes of cones, cylinders, or spheres and explain how to find the formulas for cones, cylinders, and spheres. 

Eighth Grade Reading Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 8.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient can apply thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of the text and complex inferences drawn from the text. 

  2. 8.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and analyze central ideas of a text and analyzes their development over the course of a text; evaluates the strength of the supporting ideas; provides a comprehensive objective summary of the text. 

  3. 8.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). 

  4. 8.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the effect of the structure of a specific paragraph in a text and its role in the text as a whole, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept. 

  5. 8.R.RL.07: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 8.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can apply strong textual evidence to support their analysis as well as complex inferences drawn from the text. 

  2. 8.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine two or more themes of a story, evaluate how they are developed and provide a comprehensive summary of the text.

  3. 8.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and evaluate the effectiveness that dialogue and incidents in a story have on the plot, characters, and decisions made by the characters. 

  4. 8.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can determine the meaning and evaluate the impact of words and phrases, including figurative language and connotative meanings. The Highly Proficient student can analyze and evaluate the impact of specific word choice on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  5. 8.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and evaluate how the differing structures contribute to style and meaning. 

  6. 8.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the impact of differences in the points of view of the characters or the reader and the effectiveness of creating suspense or humor in the text.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 8.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient can apply thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of the text and complex inferences drawn from the text. 

  2. 8.R.RI.04: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the rhetorical effect of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other text.

  3. 8.R.RI.06: The Highly Proficient student can analyze an author’s point of view, perspective, and purpose in a text and evaluates the effect of how the author responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

  4. 8.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can synthesize the argument and specific claims in a text, citing specific evidence to evaluate whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient, recognizes irrelevant evidence and proves its irrelevancy. 

  5. 8.R.RI.09: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and evaluate how two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where and how the texts disagree.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 8.R.RI.07: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. 

  2. 8.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can apply strong textual evidence to support their analysis as well as complex inferences drawn from the text. 

  3. 8.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 8.R.RI.10: The Highly Proficient student proficiently and independently read and comprehend informational texts and nonfiction in a text appropriate to grade 8.

  2. 8.R.RL.10: The Highly Proficient student can read and understand a variety of literary selections appropriate to grade 8.

Eighth Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G8.RST.01: I can use specific evidence to support my understanding of the text.

  2. G8.RST.03: I can precisely follow a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. 

  3. G8.RST.04: I can discover the meanings of symbols, key terms, and other technical context.

  4. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  5. G8.1S.C1.PO1: I can formulate questions based on observations that lead of the development a hypothesis. 

  6. G8.1S.C1.PO2: I can use multiple resources to help me develop a testable hypothesis. 

  7. G8.1S.C1.PO3: I can generate a hypothesis that can be tested. 

  8. G8.1S.C2.PO2: I can design a controlled investigation to support or reject a hypothesis.

  9. G8.1S.C2.PO3: I can conduct a controlled investigation to support or reject a hypothesis.

  10. G8.1S.C2.PO5: I can keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using written or computer logs. (Teacher Assessed) 

  11. G8.1S.C3.PO1: I can identify relationships in data from looking at graphs and data tables. 

  12. G8.1S.C3.PO2: I can form a logical argument about a correlation between variables or sequence of events (e.g., construct a cause-and- effect chain that explains a sequence of events). 

  13. G8.1S.C3.PO3: I can identify positive and negative relationships between variables, and also when there is no relationship between them. 

  14. G8.1S.C3.PO4: I can formulate a future investigation based on existing data. 

  15. G8.1S.C3.PO5: I can explain how evidence supports the validity and reliability of a conclusion. 

  16. G8.1S.C3.PO6: I can identify errors that can occur when conducting a scientific experiment. 

  17. G8.1S.C3.PO7: I can critique scientific reports from periodicals, television, or other media.

  18. G8.1S.C3.PO8: I can formulate new questions based on the results of a previous investigation.

  19. G8.1S.C4.PO1: I can state the results of an experiment. (Teacher Assessed) 

  20. G8.1S.C4.PO2: I can choose a line graph, double-bar graph, stem and leaf plot, and histogram when appropriate. 

  21. G8.1S.C4.PO3: I can present analyses and conclusions in clear, concise formats. 

  22. G8.1S.C4.PO4: I can write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting investigations / or operating equipment. 

  23. G8.1S.C4.PO5: I can communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation. 

  24. G8.2S.C2.PO1: I can apply the following scientific processes to other problem solving of decision making situations: observation, predicting, questioning, organizing data, communicating, inferring, comparing, generating hypotheses, measuring, identifying variables, classifying. 

  25. G8.2S.C2.PO3: I can defend the principle that accurate record keeping, openness, and replication are essential for maintaining an investigator's credibility with other scientists and society. 

  26. G8.2S.C2.PO4: I can explain why scientific claims may be questionable if based on very small samples of data, biased samples, or samples for which there was no control. 

  27. G8.4S.C2.PO1: I can explain the purpose of cell division: growth and repair, reproduction.

  28. G8.4S.C2.PO2: I can explain the basic principles of heredity using the human examples of: eye color, widow's peak, blood type.

  29. G8.4S.C2.PO3: I can use a Punnett square to represent dominant and recessive alleles in an organism. 

  30. G8.4S.C4.PO1: I can explain how an organism's behavior allows it to survive in an environment.

  31. G8.4S.C4.PO2: I can explain how organisms can survive when the external environment is unfavorable.   

  32. G8.4S.C4.PO3: I can determine characteristics of organisms that could change over several generations.

  33. G8.4S.C4.PO4: I can compare symbiotic and competitive relationships in an ecosystem.

  34. G8.4S.C4.PO5: I can analyze why organisms hibernate and migrate and why plants become dormant.

  35. G8.4S.C4.PO6: I can describe each of the following factors that allow for the survival of living organisms: protective coloration, beak design, seed dispersal, pollination. 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G8.RST.04: I can discover the meanings of symbols, key terms, and other technical context.

  2. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  3. G8.3S.C1.PO2: I can identify solutions for an environmental risk caused from chemicals released into the environment. 

  4. G8.5S.C1.PO1: I can identify different kinds of matter. 

  5. G8.5S.C1.PO2: I can identify characteristics of matter based on their chemical properties: reactivity, pH, and oxidation (corrosion). 

  6. G8.5S.C1.PO3: I can identify if a chemical reaction has occurred if there is: precipitate formation, gas generated, change in color, or absorption or release of heat.

  7. G8.5S.C1.PO4: I can classify matter in terms of elements, compounds and mixtures.

  8. G8.5S.C1.PO6: I can explain how the periodic table is organized. 

  9. G8.5S.C1.P05: I can classify mixtures as being homogeneous or heterogeneous.

  10. G8.5S.C1.PO7: I can explore how energy transfers can effect the physical and chemical properties of matter. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  2. G8.RST.09: I can compare and contrast information from various sources to that of a written text

  3. G8.2S.C1.PO1: I can identify the major contributions of Watson and Crick, Franklin, Darwin, Carver, Priestly, Bacon, and Newton.

  4. G8.2S.C1.PO2: I can evaluate the effects of Mendelian Genetics and Newton's Laws on society. 

  5. G8.2S.C2.PO2: I can describe how scientific knowledge changes as new data is collected and new discoveries are made, and that sometimes current theories are altered to accommodate these discoveries. 

  6. G8.3S.C1.PO1: I can analyze the risk factors associated with natural, human induced, and/or biological hazards, including: waste, disposal of industrial chemicals, and greenhouse gases. 

  7. G8.3S.C2.PO2: I can compare numerous solutions to fill a need or solve a problem.

  8. G8.3S.C2.PO4: I can compare the risks and benefits of technological advances. 

  9. G8.5S.C2.PO1: I can demonstrate velocity as the rate of change of position over time. 

  10. G8.5S.C2.PO2: I can identify the conditions under which an object will continue in its state of motion. 

  11. G8.5S.C2.PO3: I can describe how the acceleration of a body is dependent on it's mass and the net applied force.

  12. G8.5S.C2.PO4: I can describe forces as interactions between bodies. 

  13. G8.5S.C2.PO5: I can create a graph devised from measurements of moving objects and their interactions, including: position-time graphs and velocity-time graphs. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  2. G8.RST.09: I can compare and contrast information from various sources to that of a written text.

  3. G8.2S.C1.PO3: Evaluate the impact of a major scientific development occurring within the past decade.

  4. G8.2S.C4.PO4: Evaluate career opportunities related to life and physical sciences.

  5. G8.3S.C2.PO1: Propose viable methods of responding to an identified need or problem. 

  6. G8.3S.C2.PO3: Design and construct a solution to an identified need or problem using simple classroom materials.

  7. GAP.HS.5S.C1.PO5: Describe the properties of electric charge and the conservation of electric charge. 

  8. GAP.HS.5S.C1.PO8: Explain the details of atomic structure (e.g., electron configuration, energy levels, isotopes). 

  9. GAP.HS.5S.C3.PO1: Describe the following ways in which energy is stored in a system ( mechanical, electrical, chemical, nuclear).

  10. GAP.HS.5S.C3.PO7: Explain how molecular motion is related to temperature and phase changes

  11. GAP.HS.5S.C5.PO1: Describe various ways in which matter and energy interact (e.g., photosynthesis, phase change). 


Science Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 8.RST.10: I can independently and proficiently read and comprehend scientific and technical text in the 8th grade level.

Eighth Grade Social Studies Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 8.SS.C1.01: I can analyze the ideas and principles of the founding documents of the United States. • Declaration of Independence • Constitution • Bill of Rights 

  2. 8.SS.C1.02: I can demonstrate civic virtues that contribute to the common good and democratic principles within a variety of deliberative processes and settings. 

  3. 8.SS.C1.03: I can analyze how the personal interest and perspectives influence issues and problems in government and society. 

  4. 8.SS.C2.02: I can explain the roles, rights, and responsibility I have as a citizen in our society.

  5. 8.SS.C2.03: I can analyze concepts and ideals such as majority and minority rights, civil dissent, and the rule of law. 

  6. 8.SS.C2.04: I can explain the requirements that individuals need to accomplish/undertake to become citizens. 

  7. 8.SS.C3.01: I can describe how political parties, interest groups, elections, and the media can create, shape, or change policy. 

  8. 8.SS.C3.02: I can explain why we have constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements. 

  9. 8.SS.C3.03: I can compare the structures, powers, and limits of government at the federal, state, and local levels. 

  10. 8.SS.C4.01: I can determine the process, rules, and laws that govern societies and are used to address any problems. 

  11. 8.SS.C4.02: I can assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems. 

  12. 8.SS.C4.05: I can analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at the local, regional, and global levels, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem. I can apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to take action and solve the problem.   

  13. 8.SS.E1.01: I can analyze how levels of education affect how much money a person makes. 

  14. 8.SS.E1.02: I can analyze how interest rates affect consumers. 

  15. 8.SS.E1.03: Analyze the relationship between investment and return. 

  16. 8.SS.E1.05: I can create a budget. 

  17. 8.SS.E3.01: I can explain the roles of buyers and sellers. 

  18. 8.SS.E3.02: I can analyze supply and demand. 

  19. 8.SS.E4.01: I can explain inflation, deflation, and unemployment. 

  20. 8.SS.E5.01: I can explain how nations are connected through trade. 

  21. 8.SS.E5.02: I can compare different types of economic systems.

  22. 8.SS.E5.03: I can explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society. 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 8.SS.C1.04: I can engage in projects to help or inform others such as community service and service-learning projects. 

  2. 8.SS.E3.03: I can analyze the influence of institutions such as corporations, non-profits, and labor unions in a market economy.

  3. 8.SS.E4.02: I can explain the influence of changes in interest rates on borrowing and investing.

  4. 8.SS.E4.03: I can explain the effect of productivity on standard of living.

  5. 8.SS.G1.01: I can use key tools and representations to analyze historical and modern political and economic issues and events. 

  6. 8.SS.H2.01: I can explain how Americans’ opinions on the role of government have changed over time. 

  7. 8.SS.H2.02:  I can compare how conflicts can divide people or bring them together. 

  8. 8.SS.H2.03: I can explain how geographic and environmental factors have shaped communities and affected government policies.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 8.SS.C2.01: I can analyze the powers of citizens in a variety of governmental and non-governmental contexts.

  2. 8.SS.C4.03: I can analyze the purpose, process, implementation, and consequences of decision making and public policies in multiple settings and at different levels including the national, state, local (county, city, school board), and tribal. 

  3. 8.SS.C4.04: I can identify, research, analyze, discuss, and defend a position on a national, state, or local public policy issue including an action plan to address or inform others about the issue. 

  4. 8.SS.E1.06: I can analyze the impact of debt on individuals.

  5. 8.SS.E1.08: I can identify ways insurance may minimize personal financial risk. 

  6. 8.SS.E2.01: can explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society. 

  7. 8.SS.G2.02: I can evaluate how political, social and economic decisions have influenced cultural and environmental characteristics of various places and events over time. 

  8. 8.SS.H2.02: I can compare how conflicts can divide people or bring them together.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 8.SS.E1.07: I can understand several types of financial investments and calculate rates of return. 

  2. 8.SS.E2.02: I can evaluate current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for distinct groups. 

  3. 8.SS.G2.01: I can examine impact of and responses to environmental issues such as air, water, and land pollution, deforestation, urban sprawl, and changes to climate. 

  4. 8.SS.G3.01: I can evaluate the impact of economic, political, and social decisions that have caused conflict or promoted cooperation throughout time. 

  5. 8.SS.G4.01: I can take an active stance on a geographic issue reflecting its scale (local, regional, state, national, or global).

  6. 8.SS.H3.01: I can explain how and why certain movements have changed the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries. 

  7. 8.SS.H3.02: I can explain how movements, reform efforts, and activists groups have sought to change American society. 

  8. 8.SS.H3.03: I can compare how individual rights, freedoms and responsibilities have changed and grown over time around the world.

  9. 8.SS.H3.04: I can investigate a significant historical topic from US history that has significance to an issue or topic today.

 

Eighth Grade Writing Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 8.L.05abc: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate deep understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. 

  2. 8.W.02: The Highly Proficient student can write an informative text that examines a topic and conveys ideas with a strongly developed focus, organization, analysis, and conclusion using precise language, specific vocabulary with a formal style and objective tone appropriate to the audience.

  3. 8.W.04: The Highly Proficient student can produce a clear and coherent piece of writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience. 

  4. 8.W.05: The Highly Proficient student can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task purpose, and audience. The Highly Proficient student can develop and strengthen writing by using the writing process. The Highly Proficient student can use technology to produce writing that is presented in a dynamic way.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 8.L.03: The Highly Proficient student can strategically use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact). 

  2. 8.W.01: The Highly Proficient student can write an argument to support a claim that includes clear reasoning and evidence.

  3. 8.W.05: The Highly Proficient student can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task purpose, and audience. The Highly Proficient student can develop and strengthen writing by using the writing process. The Highly Proficient student can use technology to produce writing that is presented in a dynamic way. 

  4. 8.W.07: The Highly Proficient student can conduct short research projects to answer self generating questions, using several sources to create additional questions to explore. 

  5. 8.W.08: The Highly Proficient student can gather and synthesize relevant information from multiple credible and accurate sources. The Highly Proficient student can correctly cite sources while avoiding plagiarism.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 8.W.05: The Highly Proficient student can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task purpose, and audience. The Highly Proficient student can develop and strengthen writing by using the writing process. The Highly Proficient student can use technology to produce writing that is presented in a dynamic way. 

  2. 8.W.09: The Highly Proficient student can use evidence from the text to support their explanation and reflection.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 8.L.01a-d: The Highly Proficient student can: a. explain the function of verbals and evaluate their function in particular sentences. b. intentionally form and use verbs in the active and passive voice to achieve a desired style. c. strategically form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood. d. analyze and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.

  2. 8.W.03: The Highly Proficient student can write a narrative about real or imagined experiences. 

  3. 8.W.05: The Highly Proficient student can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task purpose, and audience. The Highly Proficient student can develop and strengthen writing by using the writing process. The Highly Proficient student can use technology to produce writing that is presented in a dynamic way. 


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 8.L.02: The Highly Proficient student can: a. judiciously use punctuation to indicate a pause or break. b. use an ellipsis to indicate an omission. c. use correct spelling of unfamiliar and above-grade level words.

  2. 8.L.04a-d: The Highly Proficient student can determine the meaning of unknown words.

  3. 8.L.06: The Highly Proficient student can learn and use a wide range of vocabulary.

  4. 8.W.06: The Highly Proficient student can use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

  5. 8.W.10: The Highly Proficient student can determine how much time is needed to write for a specific purpose.

Parents, these sites are free to use, or have at least some free options. Some may require creating a free account. Once you know the name of the standard your child is working on, try searching within the site for that standard. 

ReadWorks - thousands of free reading passages. You can sort by grade, topic, difficulty and more. Create a free account in the upper right corner. Mood and Tone: a list of words to use when describing mood and tone - descriptive words to pump up the quality of writing. Biology Corner - a very detailed source for Biology resources. Mostly high school level, but useful in middle school as well. 
Khan Academy - instructional videos on many standards. Search by subject and standard. History.com - a great source for Social Studies resources, documents, and video clips. Teachers Pay Teachers - many of these resources require purchase, but some are free to download and use.
The Science Spot - many resources based on science. Searchable by topic and subject. Text structures: types, outlines, and examples - very useful guidelines on writing and types of writing.  Purple Math - informative explanations of many math topics. Searchable by content and standard.
Parts of Speech - a good ELA resource based on parts of speech. YouTube - try searching for a specific topic, such as "how to add fractions". NewsELA - student-friendly articles based on news and current events.
LearnZillion - many resources for students and parents in grades 3-9, ELA and Math. Common Lit - many reading resources based on all content areas. Searchable by topic and subject.

ReadWriteThink - a very powerful website for ELA standards and practice.

Math Antics - a YouTube channel with great math how-to videos.  Educator.com - many of these resources require a paid subscription, but some are free to view. Good section on AP classes.

Big History Project - a comprehensive "history of the universe" project.

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