English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Adding New Words to Our Language

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Ohio Standards

OH.2. Acquisition of Vocabulary: Students acquire vocabulary through exposure to language-rich situations, such as reading books and other texts and conversing with adults and peers. They use context clues, as well as direct explanations provided by others, to gain new words. They learn to apply word analysis skills to build and extend their own vocabulary. As students progress through the grades, they become more proficient in applying their knowledge of words (origins, parts, relationships, meanings) to acquire specialized vocabulary that aids comprehension.
2.5. Grade Level Indicator: Conceptual Understanding: Examine and discuss the ways that different events (e.g., cultural, political, social, technological, and scientific events) impact and change the English language.
2.D. Explain how different events have influenced and changed the English language.