This bundle includes all 6 of my grade 8 Common Core Reading Poetry worksheets. These worksheets are great for homework, test prep, review, and/or learning about poetry.
Teacher answer key is included.
The poems included are:
1. “High-School-Bound Hero” by Marie Devers
2. “The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
3. “Old Walls” by Lindsay Rock
4. “Keepsake Mill” by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. “When Words Stay Astray” by Mark Dziak
6. “The Tuft of Flowers” by Robert Frost
Each poem is followed by a series of multiple choice and open-ended questions aligned with various strands of the CCSS Grade 8 English Language Arts Standards for Reading and Language.
Those strands are:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.6 Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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