In this passage from Black Beauty, students will read an excerpt from Chapter 7 and list 10 character traits of Greer.
8th Grade Reading: Literature
For eighth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, eighth graders will be asked to: support a textual analysis with direct textual evidence and explicit inferences, determine the theme of a text and how it develops within the text, be able to give an objective summary of a text, be able to analyze complex word and phrase choices in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings, as well as analogies and allusions to other texts, dramatic irony, suspense and humor, analyze how stories change when presented in audio, staged or filmed forms, and to understand the choices of actors and directors when adapting the work for a new medium, read text appropriate to grade level while increasing in the level of text complexity throughout the year.
Help your students improve their reading skills with this activity set about Rudyard Kipling’s Captains Courageous.
Students read from Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee” and answer questions.
Learn about indirect characterization with this printable worksheet on making inferences and understanding character traits. This classroom activity is great for students looking to practice their reading and inferencing skills. Download and print for use both at home or in the classroom.
This worksheet features a variety of metaphors and similes from Shakespeare for your student to anaylze.
This flowchart helps students identify the correct point of view. They answer “yes” and “no” questions to identify the correct point of view.
Students rewrite the Scots spellings of words into Standard English from Robert Burns poem/song, “Auld Lang Syne.”
Whether in lovely literature or rollicking rhetoric, alliterations are admirable!
A passage from the classic novel “O! Pioneers” is the focus of this worksheet on citing text examples.
This worksheet uses Poe’s classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart” to help the student analyze aspects of a character.
What do character traits tell us about a story? Students read a passage and determine character traits of different people.
Students will read a passage from Jane Eyre and list 10 character traits of John Reed.
In this passage from Tom Sawyer students will list character traits of specific characters.
With this worksheet, students will read a passage from “The Time Machine” and list character traits from one of the characters.
Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, published in 1849, is one of his most famous works. Students read the passage and answer questions.
Help your students improve their reading skills with this activity set about Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”.
Time to discuss verbal irony in three situations!
Your student will use visual clues to make inferences about a group of pictures in this worksheet.
In this activity, students read a passage from Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and write what they think the underlined words mean.
In this activity, students read a passage from Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story “The Oval Portrait” and answer questions.