- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 213
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryGet ready to take the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam by reviewing our engaging study guide course. With the help of our short, professionally-designed lessons, you'll review all the topics you'll be tested on come exam day so you'll be prepared. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
Our study course on the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam, was designed to cover material pulled directly from the Florida Standards on English language arts. Comprehension of literature and informational texts, vocabulary and grammar, research and writing, and communication and public speaking skills are all covered here. These mostly video-based lessons are designed to enhance retention of materials through a multiple-exposure approach. Help from one of our subject-matter experts is available through the Dashboard if you have any questions you need assistance with.
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Syllabus & Course Information
All of the subjects that you'd expect to see on the exam are covered in this engaging study guide course. You'll study key ideas in literature, using vocabulary and comparing literary genres. This course is designed to help you complete these objectives:
- Interpret literature correctly
- Understand craft and structure in literature
- Identify key ideas in informational text
- Analyze informational text
- Differentiate between argumentative, informative and narrative writing
- Write clearly and effectively
- Edit and revise written work
- Use effective research skills
- Understand collaborative communication
- Utilize successful public speaking skills
We've included 18 chapters and 199 lessons in this engaging test prep course. Included with each chapter and lesson, you'll find a self-assessment test or quiz you can use to ensure you've understood what you've learned and you're ready for exam day.
FSA- Grade 8 ELA Exam Information
The FSA - Grade 8 ELA is used by the Florida Department of Education to measure the progress of 8th-grade students against state standards in English language arts. It's comprised of a reading and writing section.
- Question Types: Editing task, hot text, open response, multiselect, evidence-based selected response, graphic response item display, table match, multimedia
- Time Limit: 205 minutes (120 minutes for ELA writing, 85 minutes for ELA reading)
- Exam Cost: $0
FSA- Grade 8 ELA Exam Breakdown
The following table represents the exam content for the Reading, Language, and Listening component of the exam. The FSA- Grade 8 ELA exam also includes a writing portion.
|FSA- Grade 8 ELA exam concept||Percent of the FSA- Grade 8 ELA Exam||Chapter Lessons|
|Key Ideas and Details||15-25%||35|
|Craft and Structure||25-35%||59|
|Integration of Knowledge and Ideas||20-30%||80|
|Language and Editing||15-25%||25|
Preparing & Registering for the FSA - Grade 8 ELA Exam
Your student can track their progress through the course and review written and video lessons as often as needed. Video lessons come with comprehension-boosting written transcripts and topic-searchable interactive timelines to facilitate review. The experienced instructors are available through the system to answer questions, and the lesson quizzes and practice exams will help ensure retention for test day.
The FSA tests are given during the normal course of schooling and no registration is required. Questions about testing accommodations, local conditions, and policies should be directed to appropriate school personnel.
Scoring the FSA - Grade 8 ELA Exam
Families will receive a paper score report in June. The report contains general FSA information, a percentile score which measures your student's performance against all FSA - Grade 8 ELA test takers in the state, and a points-possible vs. points-earned breakdown across several reporting categories.
FSA - Grade 8 ELA
Time to complete: 205 minutes (over two test sessions)
Exam topics covered: Reading comprehension; communication skills; public speaking skills; writing and research skills; grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and vocabulary development
What you'll study: This course covers all the topics the student will need to know for the FSA -Grade 8 ELA exam. Our literature chapters contain many lessons in topics such as theme, character, myths, structure, and genres. There are lessons on style and analogy as well as commas, sentence structure, and allusion in our chapters on diction, grammar, and vocabulary. The informational text chapters include topics like supporting details, the author's attitude, source reliability, and autobiography. Our comprehensive writing chapters cover many topics that include: parts of an argument, objective writing, narrative writing, and sentence clarity. Lessons on proofreading, self-editing, primary and secondary research, and bibliography characterize our chapters on editing and research. Finally, our chapters on communication and public speaking round things out with topics that include: hearing vs listening, visuals in communication, the style of a speech, and pacing a speech.
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