English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Narrative Text

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Tennessee Standards

TN.0801. English Language Arts (0801)
0801.8. Literature
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0801.8.10. Identify how the author reveals character (e.g., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
0801.8.16. Identify and explain the theme of a literary text, distinguishing theme from topic.
0801.8.18. Distinguish among the types of literary plot conflicts (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology, person vs. society).
0801.8.4. Identify and describe character (major/minor, antagonists/protagonists) features and relationships in literary texts.
0801.8.6. Differentiate between internal and external conflict.
0801.8.7. Identify the kind(s) of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) present in literary plots.
0801.8.9. Identify and analyze the setting (location and time) and its impact on plot, character, and theme in literary texts.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0801.8.5. Identify and analyze common literary terms (e.g., personification, conflict, theme).
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0801.8.1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement.
SPI 0801.8.10. Identify the kind(s) of conflict present in a literary plot (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).
SPI 0801.8.5. Analyze the development of similar themes across two or more literary texts.
SPI 0801.8.6. Identify and analyze how the author reveals character (i.e., what the author tells us, what the other characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
SPI 0801.8.7. Identify and analyze examples of literary elements that shape meaning within context (i.e., flashback, foreshadowing, irony, mood, symbolism, tone).
TN.1.0. Reading: The student will develop the reading and listening skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of print and nonprint text.
8.1.02. Develop an understanding of the concepts of print.
8.1.02.a. Recognize the defining characteristics of a variety of texts (e.g., identify differences between poetry and narration, between plays and essays, between biography and historical fiction).
8.1.06. Expand reading vocabulary.
8.1.06.m. Recognize that word choices create a mood to set a tone.
8.1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and check for understanding after reading.
8.1.08.b. Derive meaning after reading by
8.1.08.b.10. Analyzing themes, whether stated or implied.
8.1.12. Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
8.1.12.d. Identify and evaluate stated or implied themes and connect recurring themes to previously read materials and current readings.
8.1.12.e. Evaluate how the author develops characters (e.g., through words, speech, action, thoughts, narrator, interaction, motivation) and evaluate whether the characters are stereotypical or realistic.
8.1.12.f. Evaluate words, phrases, and other devices used by authors to create mood to establish a tone.
8.1.12.h. Distinguish among varying types of conflict (i.e., man v. man, man v. nature, man v. himself).
Performance Indicators State:
At Level 2, the student is able to
8.1.spi.12. Identify an implied theme from a selection or related selections.
At Level 3, the student is able to
8.1.spi.24. Identify how the author reveals character (e.g., physical characteristics, dialog, what others say about him, what he does).
8.1.spi.25. Recognize literary elements that shape meaning within context (e.g., symbolism, foreshadowing, flashback, irony, mood and tone).

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