8th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 207
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Our 8th grade language arts course offers a fun way for middle school students to learn and review essential topics related to grammar, literature types, writing, listening and speaking. The lessons and quizzes can be used during classroom time or assigned for homework.
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19 chapters in 8th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help

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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Sources of Modern Fiction: Myths, Traditional Stories & Religious Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - How Different Literary Genres Approach Similar Themes & Topics  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Interpreting Tone in Fiction  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Drawing Inferences in Fiction  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Analyzing the Fictional Portrayal of a Time, Place or Character  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Comparing an Original Story to Its Film Version  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Influence of Dialogue or Incidents on Action, Character or Decisions  Take Quiz
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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Essay Organization and Outline Building  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing  Take Quiz

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