This bundle contains 50 different Grade 8 common core language editing and revising worksheet packets. Students are given a variety of texts and are asked, through multiple choice questions, to edit and revise them appropriately.
Use them for:
- standardized test prep
- assessment of common core standards
- homework assignments
- review sheets
Teacher answer key is included.
These worksheets cover the following standards:
The editing skills addressed in this bundle include:
• capitalizing titles, proper nouns, place names, organizations, nationalities, days of the week, building names, historical events, the first word in dialogue, letter openings, and letter closings;
• identifying common nouns that need no capitalization;
• correctly using quotation marks;
• correctly using the comma after the close of a letter, in a series, in a date,between city and state, before quotation marks, and with an appositive;
• correctly using subject/verb agreement with both singular and plural subjects;
• correctly using present and past verb tenses;
• using the correct pronoun reference with personal pronouns;
• correctly using apostrophes;
• correcting common problems in usage, including: a/an, to/two/too, good/well, there/their/they’re, your/you’re, then/than, know/no, I/me, and its/it’s; and
• identifying correct spelling for words commonly used in writing.
The composing/revising skills addressed in this bundle include:
1. using appropriate and effective content and organization in writing by:
a. identifying the topic sentence of a paragraph;
b. selecting appropriate supporting details;
c. identifying extraneous material;
d. correcting sentences that are out of chronological order or inserting new sentences in the correct chronological position; and
e. using the appropriate tone for a specified audience or topic.
2. demonstrating revision of syntax by:
a. correctly revising sentences that are run-ons, on-and-ons, awkward or fragments; and
b. effectively combining short, choppy sentences.
3. effectively revising for word choice by:
a. eliminating redundant words and phrases;
b. choosing the most general or specific word for use in a sentence; and
c. choosing suitable transition words and phrases.