8th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include Eighth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets (you may duplicate them) in your classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to view details about the PDF and print or download to your computer.

Analyzing O! Pioneers


A passage from the classic novel “O! Pioneers” is the focus of this worksheet on citing text examples.

Character Development in The Tell-Tale Heart


This worksheet uses Poe’s classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart” to help the student analyze aspects of a character.

Evaluating Text: My Life


In this worksheet, your student will assess a premise in Helen Keller’s autobiography, My Life.

How Do I Love Thee? Supporting Ideas


Citing text examples is the focus of this poetry worksheet of Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?”

Shakespeare’s Language: What’s the Meaning?


Your student will determine the meaning of some of the words and phrases from a soliloquy from Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

The Ransom of Red Chief


Your student will examine the use of irony in this classic humorous short story.