English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Reading-Figurative Language

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Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)

CO.8.2. Reading for All Purposes
8.2.1. Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self-assessment. Students can:
8.2.1.b. Use Craft and Structure to:
8.2.1.b.i. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. (CCSS: RL.8.4)
8.2.3. Context, grammar, and word choice influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts. Students can:
8.2.3.b. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (CCSS: L.8.5)
8.2.3.b.i. Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context. (CCSS: L.8.5a)
CO.8.3. Writing and Composition
8.3.1. Stylistic devices and descriptive details in literary and narrative texts are organized for a variety of audiences and purposes and evaluated for quality. Students can:
8.3.1.a. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. (CCSS: W.8.3)
8.3.1.a.vii. Write using poetic techniques (alliteration, onomatopoeia); figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole); and graphic elements (capital letters, line length, word position) for intended effect.

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