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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Maryland Common Core Standards

MD.RI.CC. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
8.RI9. 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.
Key Ideas and Details
RI1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
8.RI1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
MD.RL.CC. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RL9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
8.RL9. 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.
Key Ideas and Details
RL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
8.RL1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL10.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
8.RL10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
MD.W.CC. Standards for Writing (W)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W7.CCR. Anchor Standard: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
8.W7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
W9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
8.W9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
8.W9.a. 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”).

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