Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Language: Standards

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 22
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

  • Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Language: Standards Practice Test

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Teach your 8th graders about conventions of English language, including verb forms, capitalization and punctuation rules, as well as figurative language, with this Common Core-aligned course. Use these short video lessons and quizzes to write lesson plans, homework assignments and test questions for your classes.
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5 chapters in Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Language: Standards

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Ch 1. Conventions of English Grammar: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1 {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[14147].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6427].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6427].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Gerunds: Verbs That End in -ing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21493].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21493].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Functions of Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21495].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21495].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Verbs in Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative, Conditional & Subjunctive Moods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21497].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21497].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21499].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21499].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2 {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[14148].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Commonly Confused Words in English Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10916].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10916].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Vocabulary Acquisition & Use: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4 {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[14149].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21824].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21824].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Figurative Language & Nuance: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5 {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[14150].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22072].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22072].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Understanding Words By Their Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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