English Comprehension Passages for Grade 8
Reading comprehension enables students to improve their interpretation comprehension skills and get bigger their vocabulary while at the same time learning about an intriguing subject. What is more, our worksheets elicit the practice of critical thinking skills on behalf of the reader even at the beginning level. While some questions ask the reader to read thoroughly the passage for particular details, most questions engage the usage of deductive reasoning, conclusion making, logical inference, sequential analysis, tonal awareness, and an understanding of scope.
Here are the main steps of Reading comprehension
Language: Usage, mechanics, spelling, definition, punctuation, sentence structure.
Communication: Listening skills, basic speaking skills.
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.
Research: Identify and narrow a topic, gather information from a variety of sources, present research results in a written report.
Logic: Enhance thoughtful reasoning and facilitate learning, make inferences and draw conclusions, apply logic skills.
Informational Text: Comprehend informational text, recognize the different features of informational texts (e.g., separate text boxes, diagrams, captions, charts, graphs).
Media: Recognize that media can be a source of information and/or entertainment, use media to publish and present information.
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).
Review Help: Grade level resources for practice tests, interactive activities.
You can practice the Reading comprehension using the following things
• Reading Comprehension - Links to prior reading comprehension standards (e.g. formulating questions, determine cause/effect relationships in context; determine author's purpose for writing).
• Writing - Links to prior writing skills standards (e.g. integrating steps to writing process revise and edit writing for elements of language).
• Elements of Language - Links to prior language skills standards (e.g. identifying correct placement or prepositions and prepositional phrases, recognize appropriate gerund and participial phrases).
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