Academic Standards for
Listening is Not Hearing

Eighth Grade Standards


Nebraska Language Arts

8.1.1 By the end of the eighth grade, students will identify the main idea and supporting details in what they have read.
Example Indicators:

  • Monitor their understanding as they read.
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
  • Answer literal, inferential/interpretive, and critical questions.
  • Evaluate information for relevance and accuracy.
  • Skim to identify the main idea of a selection.
  • Scan to locate specific details.

8.1.5 By the end of the eighth grade, students will identify and apply knowledge of the text structure and organizational elements to analyze nonfiction or informational text.
Example Indicators:

  • Identify the structure of expository text (question/answer, cause/effect, sequence, comparison/contrast, problem/solution, description).
  • Identify organizational elements and graphic features of nonfiction texts (headings, subheadings, italics, bold print, captions, charts, tables, cartoons, illustrations).
  • Generate how, why, and what-if questions in interpreting nonfiction text.
  • Follow written directions in technical reading.

    8.1.2 By the end of the eighth grade, students will identify, locate, and use multiple resources to access information on an assigned or self-selected topic.

8.1.7 By the end of the eighth grade, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze literary works, nonfiction, films, or media.
Example Indicators:

  • Analyze how a literary work reflects the authorŐs personal history, attitudes, and/or beliefs.
  • Analyze how a work can be shown to reflect the period, ideas, customs, and outlooks of a people living in a particular time in history.
  • Evaluate information for relevance and accuracy.

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