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

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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.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.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.a.iii. Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). (CCSS: RI.8.3)
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.

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