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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Oklahoma Standards

OK.8.R. Reading/Literature: The student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a wide variety of texts. Participate productively in self-directed work teams to create observable products.
8.R.3: Comprehension - The student will interact with the words and concepts in the text to construct an appropriate meaning. Read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. Describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using a knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. At Grade 8, in addition to regular classroom reading, read a variety of grade-level-appropriate narrative (story) and expository (informational and technical) texts, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information
8.R.3:2. Inferences and Interpreting
8.R.3:2.a. Make inferences and draw conclusions supported by text evidence and student experiences.
8.R.3:4. Analysis and Evaluation
8.R.3:4.d. Problem/solution - offer observations, make connections, react, speculate, interpret, and raise questions in response to text.
OK.8.W. Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics: The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences. Discuss and keep a list of writing ideas. Write clear, coherent, and focused papers progressing through the stages of the writing process. Work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.
8.W.2: Modes and Forms of Writing - The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using creative, narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative, persuasive, and reflective modes. At Grade 8, write creative, narrative, expository, argumentative, persuasive, reflective, and descriptive papers of at least 500 to 750 words and introduce technical documents. Demonstrate a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process. Writing demonstrates an awareness of the audience (intended reader) and purpose for writing.
8.W.2:5. Compose responses to literature, including poetry, that:
8.W.2:5.a. Demonstrate careful reading and insight into interpretations.
8.W.2:5.b. Connect responses to the writer's techniques and to specific textual references.
8.W.2:5.c. Make supported inferences about the effects of a literary work on its audience.
8.W.2:5.d. Support judgments with references to the text, other works, other authors, or to personal knowledge.

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