Reading Comprehension Worksheets for 8th Grade

By 8th grade, kids are expected to read and understand information in textbooks and novels in preparation for higher-level studies. Read on for information about online comprehension worksheets that can help prepare your child for high school.

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RHL School Reading Comprehension Worksheets

RHL School has free downloadable worksheets for upper elementary to high school kids. The directory includes poems, essays and stories on a variety of subjects. Answer keys are provided.

A drawing conclusions activity asks kids to read a passage and choose the most accurate statement about what they've read. Word meanings from context activities ask kids to determine the meaning of a highlighted word in a sentence. There are also activities to help your child practice analyzing poetry, making inferences and identifying the main idea of a passage.

Reading Worksheets from EnglishForEveryone.org

EnglishForEveryone.org has reading worksheets on a variety of subjects that motivate kids to read while learning something new. Worksheets are divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels to accommodate most K-12th grade students. Answer keys are included.

Short story reading comprehension exercises, such as 'Tattoo' and 'Wild', ask kids to perform deductions and interpretations and draw logical conclusions. In other passages, kids use critical thinking skills to answer questions about tone, main idea and scope.

Free Reading Worksheets from Teachnology

Teachnology has language arts worksheets available to help your child practice his or her reading comprehension skills. Answer keys are provided.

Influential writer worksheets are available featuring such authors as Shakespeare and Mark Twain. After selecting an author and reading a short biography, kids can complete word scrambles, crossword puzzles and vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.

The site's 'Which Way???' sequencing activities require kids to read a passage and place the events in the correct order. In addition, the site features critical thinking worksheets about distinguishing fact and opinion and making predictions, among other topics.

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