For eighth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the rules for using the English language, including vocabulary use and language conventions, in order to improve their skills as writers and readers. Among the complete standards for this grade, eighth graders will be asked to: demonstrate that they understand standard English usage in writing and speaking by showing that they understand active and passive voice, verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood, standard capitalization, spelling, ellipses, additional correct punctuation, Greek or Latin affixes and roots, maintain consistent style and tone, be able to use digital and print glossaries, dictionaries, and thesauruses to find word meanings, interpret figures of speech in context, spellings and pronunciation of words, gather vocabulary knowledge to assist in word choice and comprehension.

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!

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.

Choose the Correct Homophone

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

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.

Greek and Latin Root Word Meaning Match

In this fun classroom activity on Greek root words, students will match each word in Column A with its meaning in Column B! This is great practice for students learning how to identify and define commonly used root words.

Homophone Hunt

Students identify misused homophones in the story and write the correct spelling which should have been used.

Identify the Appositives

Can your student spot the appositives in this worksheet?

Onomatopoeia: Sound Words

There’s no crashing with this onomatopoeia worksheet!

Onomatopoeia: Sounds

Your student will be humming with this onomatopoeia worksheet!

Punctuating Appositives

We’re positive you’ll like this appositive punctuation worksheet!

Warm Up to Onomatopoeia!

When a word is as fun to say as onomatopoeia you know your students will have a blast completing this worksheet. Free and printable, students find the onomatopoeia in each sentence and then complete the activity by creating some of their own!

What is an Appositive?

This is a great beginning worksheet for learning about appositives.