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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.0801. English Language Arts (0801)
0801.4. Research
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0801.4.3. Focus on relevant information and/or theories.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0801.4.5. Discern irrelevant research material from written text.
0801.5. Logic
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0801.5.1. Use logic to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of oral and written contexts.
GLE 0801.5.2. Analyze text for fact-opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0801.5.9. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on evidence in text.
0801.6. Informational Text
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessments)
0801.6.4. Make inferences and draw conclusions.
0801.6.7. Synthesize information across two or more informational texts and technical sources.
0801.8. Literature
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0801.8.1. Read and comprehend a variety of works from different forms of literature.
TN.1.0. Reading: The student will develop the reading and listening skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of print and nonprint text.
8.1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and check for understanding after reading.
8.1.08.a. Derive meaning while reading by
8.1.08.a.3. Continuing to predict outcomes, state reasonable generalizations, and draw conclusions based on prior knowledge and information gained while reading.
8.1.08.a.5. Engaging in reading between the lines (i.e., changing perspective among characters to determine thoughts, imagining parallel events, stating implied information).
8.1.08.a.8. Making inferences and recognizing unstated assumptions.
8.1.09. Refine study skills and develop methods of research to enhance learning.
8.1.09.h. Retrieve, organize, represent, analyze, and evaluate information to demonstrate knowledge effectively acquired.
8.1.09.m. Define and apply internal (subjective) and external (objective) criteria in making critical evaluations of given statements.
8.1.12. Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
8.1.12.j. Compare and contrast between or among stories/events the elements of the plot.
8.1.12.n. Make inferences about print and non-print text.
8.1.12.o. Use deductive reasoning to facilitate and to extend understanding of texts.
Learning Expectations:
1.12. Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
Performance Indicators State:
At Level 1, the student is able to
8.1.spi. 7. Determine inferences from selected passages.

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