English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Thinking Skills

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Colorado Standards

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.a. Use Key Ideas and Details to:
8.2.1.a.i. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS: RL.8.1)
8.2.1.c. Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
8.2.1.c.iii. Develop and share interpretations of literary works of personal interest.
8.2.1.c.iv. Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new. (CCSS: RL.8.9)
8.2.1.d. Use Range of Reading and Complexity of Text to:
8.2.1.d.i. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. (CCSS: RL.8.10)
8.2.2. Quality comprehension and interpretation of informational and persuasive texts demand monitoring and self-assessment. Students can:
8.2.2.a. Use Key Ideas and Details to:
8.2.2.a.i. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS: RI.8.1)
8.2.2.c. Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
8.2.2.c.iii. Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation. (CCSS: RI.8.9)
CO.8.3. Writing and Composition
8.3.2. Ideas and supporting details in informational and persuasive texts are organized for a variety of audiences and purposes and evaluated for quality. Students can:
8.3.2.a. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (CCSS: W.8.1)
8.3.2.a.ii. Write and justify a personal interpretation of literary or informational text that includes a thesis, supporting details from the literature, and a conclusion.
CO.8.4. Research and Reasoning
8.4.1. Individual research projects begin with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. Students can:
8.4.1.c. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (CCSS: W.8.9)
8.4.1.c.i. Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new”). (CCSS: W.8.a)

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