Wyoming Standards 8th Grade ELA Activities
Printable Eighth Grade English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides.
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WY.1. Reading: Students use the reading process to demonstrate understanding of literary and informational texts.
LA8.1A Students use the reading process to apply a variety of comprehension strategies before, during and after reading.
LA8.1A.1 Students use word origins, context clues, and personal connections to develop vocabulary and understand grade-level-appropriate technical and subject specific terms.
LA8.1A.2 Students comprehend main idea and supporting details in grade-level-appropriate text.
LA8.1A.3 Students use strategies such as setting a purpose, predicting, cause/effect, comparing/contrasting, drawing conclusions, visualizing, and inferring to interpret and analyze text.
LA8.1B Students read and interpret a variety of literary texts.
LA8.1B.1 Students make inferences about events, setting, style, tone, mood, and meaning.
LA8.1B.2 Students understand and identify significant literary elements such as author's purpose and style, point of view, symbolism, dialect, figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification), flashback, foreshadowing, and common themes.
LA8.1C Students read and demonstrate understanding of informational texts.
LA8.1C.2 Students analyze data or make generalizations based on explicitly stated information.
LA8.1C.3 Students support conclusions with facts and/or citations.
WY.2. Writing: Students use the writing process and use appropriate strategies to write a variety of expressive and expository pieces.
LA8.2A Students apply writing skills to plan, draft, revise, and publish writing for intended audiences.
LA8.2A.4 Student writing is appropriate for intended audience and purposes; voice is apparent.
LA8.2A.6 Students use grade-level-appropriate sentence fluency with compound and complex sentences, parallel structure in a series, and sentence variety.
LA8.2A.7 Students use grade-level-appropriate conventions with spelling, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar such as subordinate and coordinate conjunctions, comparative adjectives, and proper pronoun case.
LA8.2B Students use appropriate strategies to write a variety of expressive and expository pieces.
LA8.2B.4 Students use strategies to write research reports such as evaluating and synthesizing information for use in writing; incorporating visual aids; including facts, details, explanations, and examples; and using more than two sources.
WY.3. Speaking and Listening: Students use listening and speaking skills for a variety of purposes and audiences.
LA8.3.1 Students speak on a focused topic with clear organization, substantial content, and audience awareness.
LA8.3.2 Students use effective delivery skills (volume, eye contact, posture, poise, gestures, enunciation and inflection) appropriate to audience and purpose.
LA8.3.5 Students use strategies to contribute to group discussions, including building upon previous comments.
LA8.3.7 Students understand and analyze techniques used in various media such as propaganda, images, and symbols central to a particular message, and visual techniques used to influence opinions, decision-making, and cultural perceptions.
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