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Course SummaryOur helpful course can prepare you to take the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - English Language exam. Use these short, engaging lessons to review the information you'll find on the test, then take the quizzes to see how well you might do on exam day and where you need further study.
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27 chapters in ISTEP+ Grade 8 - English Language Arts: Test Prep & Practice
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About this Course
This study guide course has been composed to provide you with a comprehensive review of the knowledge and skills that will be tested when you take the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) Grade 8 English Language Arts (ELA) exam. This course is composed of a series of video lessons that will help you review the components and characteristics of the different types of literary work, writing strategies, grammatical rules and grammatical elements. Following these lessons, you should be better able to:
- Recognize the different types of literature and their literary elements
- Analyze the different characteristics of fictional writing and poetry
- Address the elements and components of persuasive and informative texts
- Understand the relationship between the different forms of social media and literacy
- Use different types of effective writing techniques
- Utilize different writing strategies when composing different types of compositions
- Write properly-sited and effective research papers
- Follow sentence structure, spelling, and grammatical rules
About The Exam
The ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam is used in Indiana to measure the academic progress of students in eighth-grade English language arts classes. It is composed of two parts. The first part of the exam, administered in March, is a written test that will assess your writing skills and your use of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. The second part, administered in April or May, includes multiple-choice and technology-enhanced questions that will further assess your reading and writing skills.
Preparing & Registering for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA Exam
In addition to participating in class and completing regular class work, complete the chapters of this course to improve your reading and writing skills for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 exam. Each chapter includes a series of lessons and assessments that have been designed to improve your knowledge. First, watch the video lessons and then fortify your understanding of the material by reading the lesson transcripts. After each lesson, you can find topics you don't understand by completing the lesson's quiz. The video tags will then allow you to return to the parts of the lessons that explained these topics so that you can review the material an additional time. At the end of every chapter, you can measure your performance and determine your weakness by taking the practice chapter exam.
Registration for this exam is done through your school. Check with them if you have any questions regarding your registration.
Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus (ISTEP+) Grade 8 English Language Arts (ELA) is a registered trademark of the Indiana Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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