8th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

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 printable 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. Get hold of some of these handouts for free!

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Emmett Kelly

Engage students actively with this pdf 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.

Josh Gibson

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.

North America

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.

Frank Hamilton

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.

Glenn Cunningham

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'.

Harry Houdini

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.

Virginia Apgar

Help students of eighth grade to brush up comprehension strategies, modeling and independent practice with this printable worksheet on Dr. Apgar's path-breaking invention in Obstetrics.

Wilson Bentley

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.

The Great Compromise of 1787

Use this informative text and pdf 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'.

Things you didn't know about 13 Colonies

This very title is appealing enough for grade 8 students to jump headfirst into this reading comprehension printable, to gain an explicit understanding of the text to provide an objective summary.

U.S. Constitution

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.

African-American Pioneers

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.