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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Washington Standards

WA.1. Writing: The student understands and uses a writing process.
1.1. Prewrites to generate ideas and plan writing.
1.1.1. Analyzes and selects effective strategies for generating ideas and planning writing.
1.1.1.c. Gathers information (e.g., takes notes) from a variety of sources (e.g., Internet, interviews, multimedia, books, periodicals) and chooses an organizer to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to plan writing.
WA.2. Reading: The student understands the meaning of what is read.
2.1. Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension.
2.1.5. Apply comprehension monitoring strategies for informational and technical materials, complex narratives, and expositions: predict and infer.
2.1.5.a. Make inferences based on implicit and explicit information drawn from text and provide justification for those inferences.
2.1.5.c. Select, from multiple choices, a prediction , inference, or assumption that could be made from the text.
2.2. Understand and apply knowledge of text components to comprehend text.
2.2.3. Understand and analyze story elements.
2.2.3.c. Explain the influence of setting on mood, character, and plot.
2.3. Expand comprehension by analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing information and ideas in literary and informational text.
2.3.1. Analyze informational/expository text and literary/narrative text for similarities and differences and cause and effect relationships.
2.3.1.b. Compare and contrast how characters react to the same event using text-based evidence.
2.3.4. Synthesize information from a variety of sources.
2.3.4.a. Integrate information from different sources (e.g., newspaper article, biographical sketch, poem, oral records) to draw conclusions about character traits and/or author's assumptions.
2.4. Think critically and analyze author's use of language, style, purpose, and perspective in literary and informational text.
2.4.1. Analyze informational/expository text and literary/narrative text to draw conclusions and develop insights.
2.4.1.a. Draw conclusions from grade-level text (e.g., the most important idea the author is trying to make in the story/poem/selection, what inspiration might be drawn from the story/poem/selection, who might benefit from reading the story/poem/selection).
2.4.1.b. Select, from multiple choices, a statement that best represents the most important conclusion that may be drawn from the selection.
2.4.5. Analyze text to generalize, express insight, or respond by connecting to other texts or situations.
2.4.5.b. Select, from multiple choices, a sentence that describes the most important idea, concept, or conclusion that can be drawn from the selection.
2.4.5.c. Provide a response to text that expresses an insight (e.g., author's perspective, the nature of conflict) or use text-based information to solve a problem not identified in the text (e.g., use information in an article about fitness to design an exercise routine).
2.4.6. Analyze treatment of concepts within, among, and beyond multiple texts.
2.4.6.b. Select, from multiple choices, a sentence that tells how two pieces of information are alike or different.
2.4.7. Analyze and evaluate the reasoning and ideas underlying an author's beliefs and assumptions within multiple texts.
2.4.7.c. Make judgments about how effectively an author has supported his/her belief and/or assumptions, citing text-based evidence.

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