8th Grade Language Arts Worksheets

Step up your practice with our printable 8th grade language arts worksheets that are accompanied by answer keys and feature adequate exercises in forming and using verbs in the active and passive voice, recognizing and correcting inappropriate shifts, comprehending the figures of speech like onomatopoeia, oxymoron, hyperbole, personification, building vocabulary with collocations, citing textual evidence to support analysis of what the informational text says explicitly and drawing inferences from the text. Motivate your crew and encourage them to practice with our free grade 8 language arts worksheets.

Select Grade 8 ELA Worksheets by Topic

Recognizing and Fixing Inappropriate Shifts

Identify the shift in the verb tenses in each sentence. Decide if it is appropriate or inappropriate. Rewrite the sentence fixing the inappropriate shifts.

Collocations with Lose

Match each collocation formed with the word "lose" with its meaning on the right.

Wilson Bentle | Reading Comprehension

Heard the phrase "No two snowflakes are alike."? Take a peek into the life of the "Snowflake Man", who captioned this line as you read the passage.

Rewriting Sentences with Tag Questions

The sentences have a mismatched tag question. Rewrite the sentences with a tag question that best fits it.

Converting the Idea into a Hyperbole

Add an exaggeration to describe the idea and create interesting hyperboles to spice up your conversation.

The Great Compromise of 1787 | Reading Comprehension

Know the ins and outs of the Great Compromise as you read the passage making connections with the background knowledge you possess.

Converting Phrasal Verbs into Normal Verbs

Comprehend the meaning of the underlined phrasal verb in each sentence. Replace it with a normal verb and rewrite the sentence.

Identifying and Explaining Oxymorons

Look for oxymorons, the pair of contradictory words, in each sentence and explain how the words contradict each other.

13 Things You Didn't Know about the 13 Colonies

Refer to the passage "Thirteen facts you didn't know about the 13 colonies", draw inferences, and analyze events to answer questions.

Identifying Adjective Clauses | Relative Clauses

Identify and underline the adjective clause that is introduced by the relative pronoun and circle the noun it describes in each sentence.

Collocations with Verbs

Fill in the blanks choosing from the six verbs: do, make, pay, hold, take, and give; and complete the collocations.

North America | Reading Comprehension

Get ready for a tour of the continent of North America, get acquainted with the geographical location, the physical features and write what fascinates you.