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8th Grade English Language Arts Standards

8th Grade English Language Arts Standards

2009-2010 Implementation

The Language Arts section is divided into specific content categories. Each Language Arts category holds resources to target those specific concepts. To work on 8th Grade English/Language Arts activities, click on a topic below to find internet resources for each of the specific learning standards, with the following Grade Level Expectations ("GLE").

  1. Language: Usage, mechanics, spelling, definition, punctuation, sentence structure

  2. Communication: Listening skills, basic speaking skills

  3. Writing: Write for a variety of purposes to different audiences, write in various modes and genres, resources for the six steps of the writing process

  4. Research: Identify and narrow a topic, gather information from a variety of sources, present research results in a written report

  5. Logic: Enhance thoughtful reasoning and facilitate learning, make inferences and draw conclusions, apply logic skills

  6. Informational Text: Comprehend informational text, recognize the different features of informational texts (e.g., separate text boxes, diagrams, captions, charts, graphs)

  7. Media: Recognize that media can be a source of information and/or entertainment, use media to publish and present information

  8. Literature: Comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading, various literary genres and their characteristics, basic literary terms (e.g., setting, point of view, simile, metaphor, rhythm)

  9. Review Help: Grade level resources for practice tests, interactive activities

Source: http://www.state.tn.us/education/ci/english/doc/ENG_Grade_8.pdf



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