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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Texas TEKS Standards

TX.110.17(b) Figure 19 TAC, Reading/Comprehension Skills Eighth Grade
(8.1) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
8.1 (C) Reflect on understanding to monitor comprehension (e.g., summarizing and synthesizing; making textual, personal, and world connections; creating sensory images).
8.1 (D) Make complex inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.
8.1 (E) Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order within a text and across texts.
TX.110.20. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8
(8.10) Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.10 (B) Distinguish factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions and evaluate inferences from their logic in text.
8.10 (C) Make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions about the ideas in text and their organizational patterns.
8.10 (D) Synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and support those findings with textual evidence.
(8.17) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
8.17 (A) Write a multi-paragraph essay to convey information about a topic that:
8.17 (A) (iv) Accurately synthesizes ideas from several sources
(8.22) Research/Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them. Students are expected to:
8.22 (B) Apply steps for obtaining and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources and create a written plan after preliminary research in reference works and additional text searches.
(8.23) Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students are expected to:
8.23 (B) Categorize information thematically in order to see the larger constructs inherent in the information.
TX.110.25. English Language Arts and Reading, Reading (Elective Credit). 2009-2010
(R.4) The student comprehends selections using a variety of strategies. The student is expected to:
R.4 (E) Make inferences such as drawing conclusions and making generalizations or predictions, supporting them with prior experiences and textual evidence.
R.4 (G) Make connections and find patterns, similarities, and differences across texts.
(R.7) The student formulates and supports responses to various types of texts. The student is expected to:
R.7 (A) Respond actively to texts in both aesthetic and critical ways.
R.7 (B) Respond to text through discussion, journal writing, performance, and visual representation.

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