Nebraska Standards 8th Grade ELA Activities
Printable Eighth Grade English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides.
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NE.LA 8.1 Reading: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
LA 8.1.4 Fluency: Students will read a variety of grade-level texts fluently with accuracy, appropriate pace, phrasing, and expression.
LA 8.1.4.b Adjust oral or silent reading pace based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style
LA 8.1.5 Vocabulary: Students will build literary, general academic, and content specific grade-level vocabulary.
LA 8.1.5.a Determine meaning of words through structural analysis, using knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words in science, mathematics, and social studies
LA 8.1.5.c Select a context clue strategy to determine meaning of unknown word appropriate to text (e.g., restatement, example, gloss, annotation, sidebar)
LA 8.1.5.d Analyze semantic relationships (e.g., figurative language, connotations, subtle distinctions)
LA 8.1.5.e Determine meaning using print and digital reference materials
LA 8.1.6 Comprehension: Students will extract and construct meaning using prior knowledge, applying text information, and monitoring comprehension while reading grade-level text.
LA 8.1.6.a Analyze the meaning, reliability, and validity of the text considering author's purpose, perspective, and information from additional sources
LA 8.1.6.b Identify and analyze elements of narrative text (e.g., character development, setting, plot development, conflict, point of view, inferred and recurring themes)
LA 8.1.6.c Analyze author's use of literary devices (e.g., foreshadowing, personification, idiom, oxymoron, hyperbole, flashback, suspense, symbolism, irony, transitional devices)
LA 8.1.6.d Summarize, analyze, and synthesize informational text using main idea and supporting details
LA 8.1.6.f Analyze and evaluate information from text features to (e.g., index, annotations, maps, charts, tables, graphs, headings, subheadings, lists)
LA 8.1.6.g Analyze and make inferences based on the characteristics of narrative and informational genres
LA 8.1.6.i Use narrative and informational text to develop a national and global multi-cultural perspective
LA 8.1.6.j Generate and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions, analyzing and synthesizing prior knowledge, information from the text and additional sources, to support answers
LA 8.1.6.k Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., understand, interpret, enjoy, solve problems, form an opinion, answer a specific question, discover models for own writing)
LA 8.1.6.n Make complex or abstract inferences or predictions by synthesizing information while previewing and reading text
LA 8.1.6.o Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically
NE.LA 8.2 Writing: Students will learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.
LA 8.2.2 Writing Genres: Students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences in multiple genres.
LA 8.2.2.a Write in a variety of genres, considering purpose and audience
LA 8.2.2.b Write considering typical characteristics of the selected genre (e.g., business letter, report, email, class notes, research paper, play, web page/blog)
NE.LA 8.3 Speaking and Listening: Students will learn and apply speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate.
LA 8.3.1 Speaking Skills: Students will develop, apply, and refine speaking skills to communicate key ideas in a variety of situations.
LA 8.3.1.a Communicate ideas and information in a manner appropriate for the purpose and setting
LA 8.3.1.b Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques for a variety of purposes and situations
LA 8.3.2 Listening Skills: Students will develop, apply, and refine active listening skills across a variety of situations.
LA 8.3.2.a Apply listening skills needed for multiple situations and modalities (e.g., video, audio, distance, one-to-one, group)
NE.LA 8.4 Multiple Literacies: Students will identify, locate, and evaluate information.
LA 8.4.1 Multiple Literacies: Students will research, analyze, and communicate information in a variety of media and formats (textual, visual, and digital).
LA 8.4.1.b Demonstrate ethical and legal use of information by citing sources using prescribed formats and tools (e.g., online citation assistance, publication guidelines)
LA 8.4.1.c Practice safe and ethical behaviors when communicating and interacting with others (e.g., safe information to share online, appropriate language use, utilize appropriate sites and materials, respect diverse perspectives)
LA 8.4.1.d Engage in activities with learners from a variety of cultures through electronic means (e.g., podcasts, video chats, distance learning)
LA 8.4.1.e While reading, listening, and viewing, evaluate the message for bias, commercialism and hidden agendas (e.g., product placement, television ad, radio ad, movie, body image, sexism)
LA 8.4.1.f Gather and share information and opinions as a result of communication with others (e.g., video/audio chat, interview, podcast, multi-media presentations)
LA 8.4.1.g Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information (e.g., social bookmarking, online collaborative tools)
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