8th Grade Common Core Worksheets

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) provide a framework of educational expectations for students in reading, writing, and other language skills. The goals of the CCSS ELA are broken out by grade and subject area, including Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language, as well as expectations in additional subject areas such as science and technology, history, and further writing areas. Seventh and eighth graders are expected to master reading and analyzing fiction and non-fiction books, be able to execute complex writing and grammar skills, branch out into new technologies and collaborations in their oral presentations, and continue to deepen the complexity of their reading choices. See the subheadings for each ELA category for more information on the specific expectations for students.

Greek and Latin Suffixes: -Phile and -Osis

In this worksheet, students will use the Greek or Latin suffixes -phile and -osis to create five different English words out of those given in the word bank. After writing five original sentences using the words these words, students will be asked to circle the word made with the suffix. This is great practice for learning how to use and identify Greek and Latin suffixes!

Abbreviations and Names of People

Let’s work on some common abbreviations for people’s titles!

Abbreviations and Street Names

This worksheet addresses the abbreviation in addresses!

Abraham Lincoln Bio Poem

Your students will write a bio poem about Abraham Lincoln.

Add an Appositive

It’s time to add some appositives to sentences!

Add an Appositive II

This worksheet has more on adding appositives to sentences.

Appositive Hunt

It’s time to go appositive hunting!

Appositives at Beginning or End

This worksheet features appositives in different places of a sentence.

Appositives Match

In this worksheet your student will match the appositive to a noun or noun phrase.

Bio Poem: My Mother

A fun Mother’s Day bio poem activity for your students!

Bio Poem: Pilgrim

A biography poem, also called a bio poem, is a short poem which describes a person or thing. This printable Thanksgiving Activity guides students through creating a bio poem about Pilgrims.

Bio Poem: Someone You Know

Students will write a bio poem about someone they know using the format set in this worksheet.

Character Traits Worksheet – Black Beauty

In this passage from Black Beauty, students will read an excerpt from Chapter 7 and list 10 character traits of Greer.

Choose the Correct Homophone

Students complete each sentence by choosing the correct homophone and writing it in the blank.

Christmas Tree Bio Poem

A biography poem, also called a bio poem, is a short poem which describes a person or thing. Sometimes writing a bio pem can be tricky! This printable Christmas Activity guides students through creating a bio poem about a Christmas tree.

Classic Literature: Captains Courageous

Help your students improve their reading skills with this activity set about Rudyard Kipling’s Captains Courageous.

Combining Sentences with Appositives

This worksheets asks your student to combine sentences using appositives.

Combining Sentences with Appositives II

Here’s more practice on combining sentences with appositives.

Correct the Homophones

Students identify misused homophones in sentences and make corrections as necessary.

Correct the Transition Words Mistakes – Worksheet

Have your students revise sentences and correct transition word mistakes with this educational writing activity.