8th Grade Social Studies
Goal 2: The learner will trace the causes and effects of the Revolutionary War, and assess the impact of major events, problems, and personalities during the Constitutional Period in North Carolina and the new nation.
2.01 Trace the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and evaluate their relative significance in the onset of hostilities.
2.02 Describe the contributions of key North Carolina and national personalities from the Revolutionary War era and assess their influence on the outcome of the war.
2.03 Examine the role of North Carolina in the Revolutionary War.
2.04 Examine the reasons for the colonists' victory over the British, and evaluate the impact of military successes and failures, the role of foreign interventions, and on-going political and economic domestic issues.

8th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 1: The learner will use language to express individual perspectives through analysis of personal, social, cultural, and historical issues.
1.02 Analyze expressive materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by:
monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard and/or viewed.
reviewing the characteristics of expressive works.
determining the importance of literary effects on the reader/viewer/listener.
making connections between works, self and related topics
drawing inferences.
1.04 Reflect on learning experiences by:
evaluating how personal perspectives are influenced by society, cultural differences, and historical issues.
Goal 5: The learner will respond to various literary genres using interpretive and evaluative processes.
5.01 Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive literacy program by:
using effective reading strategies to match type of text.
analyzing the effects of elements such as plot, theme, characterization, style, mood, and tone.
discussing the effects of such literary devices as figurative language, dialogue, flashback, allusion, irony, and symbolism.
analyzing and evaluating themes and central ideas in literature and other texts in relation to personal and societal issues.
analyzing and evaluating the relationships between and among characters, ideas, concepts, and/or experiences.

English III (High School)
Goal 4: The learner will critically analyze text to gain meaning, develop thematic connections, and synthesize ideas.
4.01 Interpret meaning for an audience by:
examining the functions and the effects of narrative strategies such as plot, conflict, suspense, point of view, characterization, and dialogue.
interpreting the effect of figures of speech (e.g., personification, oxymoron) and the effect of devices of sound (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia).
analyzing stylistic features such as word choice and links between sense and sound.
identifying ambiguity, contradiction, irony, parody, and satire.
demonstrating how literary works reflect the culture that shaped them.
Goal 5: The learner will interpret and evaluate representative texts to deepen understanding of literature of the United States.
5.01 Interpret the significance of literary movements as they have evolved through the literature of the United States by:
analyzing the characteristics of literary genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and how the selection of genre shapes meaning.
relating ideas, styles, and themes within literary movements of the United States.
understanding influences that progress through the literary movements of the United States.
evaluating the literary merit and/or historical significance of a work from Colonial Literature, the Romantic Era, Realism, the Modern Era, and Contemporary Literature.