English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Usage

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
RL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
8.RL1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
8.RL1.9. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
8.RL2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
8.RL2.6. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
8.RL3. Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character or provoke a decision.
8.RL3.7. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RL7.CCR. Anchor Standard: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
8.RL7. Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
8.RL7.7. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
RL9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
8.RL9. Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
8.RL9.8. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details
RI1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
8.RI1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
8.RI1.9. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
RI2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
8.RI2. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
8.RI2.6. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
RI3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text. the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
8.RI3. Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
8.RI3.4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
MD.SL. Standards for Speaking and Listening (SL)
Comprehension and Collaboration
SL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
8.SL1-c. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly – Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
8.SL1-c.4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
SL4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
8.SL4. Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volumes, and clear pronunciation.
8.SL4.4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.8.1)