Eighth Grade Reading Comprehension Passages
Encouraging eighth-grade readers to delve deep into the text, to unearth jewels of human understanding, author's purpose, knowledge and layers of meaning, makes our reading comprehension passages a multifaceted process. The metacognitive element in our worksheets will enable students to monitor and evaluate their process of comprehension to become independent readers. Give your students opportunities of independent learning with passages they'll devour. Our non-fiction collection comprises topics like Harry Houdini, Josh Gibson, Thirteen Colonies, North America or The Great Compromise of 1787 to name only a few.
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Engage students actively with this biographical extract of the most loved clown; Weary Willie. Review skills of summarizing the author's purpose by drawing inferences, with the help of this worksheet.
Encourage higher-level thinking skills to increase comprehension in your eighth-grade students with our passage on anthropologist Frank Hamilton and his unique study of the Zuni people.
Make reading comprehension more relevant and meaningful for your students, with this inspiring story of a track athlete, who perhaps best demonstrated 'triumph over adversity'.
Eighth grade students can be easily drawn into this interesting comprehension worksheet about the most famous magician and escape artist, in deciphering the meaning of specialized terms and concepts.
The non-fiction passage on Josh Gibson, the extraordinary baseball player, will help students increase interest and understanding, and build necessary connections with personal knowledge.
Help students of eighth grade to brush up comprehension strategies, modeling and independent practice with this worksheet on Dr. Apgar's path-breaking invention in Obstetrics.
The biographical passage on Wilson Bentley, the 'snowflake man' will certainly engage students in the skills of predicting, questioning and clarifying, answering the variety of questions in our worksheet.
Use this informative text and worksheet to provide a thorough practice in analyzing, delineating and evaluating the argument in developing and refining the key concept; 'The Great Compromise of 1787'.
This very title is appealing enough for grade 8 students to jump headfirst into this reading comprehension worksheet, to gain explicit understanding of the text to provide an objective summary.
The continent of North America with its numerous fascinating features makes it unique just as our worksheet, in its variety. Let the students celebrate comprehension, by building on personal experiences.
Our reading comprehension activities on this passage about the creation of the U.S. Constitution will positively reinforce metacognitive reading skills in students of grade 8, for independent learning.
The perspective presented in this article about the lesser-known African-American pioneers make it reflective and informative. It has been made more effective with our reading comprehension worksheet.