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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.0801. English Language Arts (0801)
0801.8. Literature
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0801.8.9. Analyze examples of sound devices within context (i.e., rhyme scheme, alliteration, free verse, repetition, internal rhyme, slant rhyme).
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.
8.1.03. Expand reading skills through phonemic awareness.
8.1.03.b. Evaluate patterns of rhyme and rhythm and how they affect understanding.
8.1.03.c. Evaluate the effects of sound in language (e.g., alliteration , onomatopoeia, slant rhyme, internal rhyme, accent, repetition).
8.1.06. Expand reading vocabulary.
8.1.06.g. Analyze and use useful mnemonic devices (e.g., rhyming words, vocabulary cartoons, kinesthetic) to acquire new vocabulary.
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.9. Analyzing the use of figurative language (idioms, similes, metaphors, personification, imagery, puns).
Performance Indicators State:
At Level 2, the student is able to
8.1.spi.15. Identify examples within context of similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, and hyperbole.
8.1.spi.21. Identify examples of sound devices within context (e.g. rhyme, alliteration, assonance, slant rhyme, repetition, internal rhyme).

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