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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Maryland Standards

MD.1.0. General Reading Processes
1.E. Students will use a variety of strategies to understand what they read (construct meaning).
1.E.4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)
1.E.4.c. Draw inferences and/or conclusions and make generalizations
1.E.4.d. Confirm, refute, or make predictions
MD.2.0. Comprehension of Informational Text
2.A.4. Analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts
2.A.4.f. Analyze relationships between and among ideas
2.A.4.g. Synthesize ideas from text
MD.3.0. Comprehension of Literary Text
3.A.1. Refine comprehension skills by reading and analyzing a variety of self-selected and assigned literary texts including print and non-print
3.A.1.b. Listen to critically, read, and discuss a variety of literary forms and genres
3.A.3. Analyze and evaluate elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation
3.A.3.f. Analyze the actions of characters that serve to advance the plot
3.A.3.h. Analyze the author's approach to issues of time in a narrative
3.A.3.i. Analyze the point of view and its effect on meaning
3.A.3.j. Analyze the interactions among narrative elements and their contribution to meaning
3.A.5. Analyze and evaluate elements of drama to facilitate understanding and interpretation
3.A.5.c. Analyze how dialogue and stage directions work together to create characters and plot
3.A.6. Analyze and interpret important ideas and messages in literary texts
3.A.6.e. Explain the implications of the text for the reader and/or society
3.A.8. Read critically to evaluate literary texts
3.A.8.a. Analyze and evaluate the plausibility of the plot and the credibility of the characters
3.A.8.b. Analyze and evaluate the extent to which the text contains ambiguities, subtleties, or contradictions
MD.4.0. Writing
4.A.7. Locate, retrieve, and use information from various sources to accomplish a purpose
4.A.7.d. Synthesize information from two or more sources to fulfill a self-selected or given purpose

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