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Course SummaryThis study guide is designed to walk your students through all the material they need to know for the STAAR Reading - Grade 8 exam. The course's lessons and quizzes ensure that students are ready to be assessed on the types of literary elements that appear on the test.
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About This Course
This course covers everything you'll want your students to be prepared for before they take the STAAR Reading - Grade 8 exam. Chapters are taught by professional instructors and include lessons with practice quizzes that let you confirm your students' comprehension of the content topic-by-topic. The material included ranges from fundamental analysis of literary and informational texts to more complex looks at how their elements relate to reading and interpretation. Your students will learn about subjects such as theme and genre, media literacy, procedural texts, and all of the following:
- Developing vocabulary
- Informational and persuasive texts
- Understanding poetry and drama
- Fiction and nonfiction
- Sensory language
- Expository texts
- Growing reading comprehension skills
About the Exam
The STAAR Reading - Grade 8 exam contains questions on five literary genres and four informational genres of text. Literary genres include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and media literacy, while the informational texts focused on include expository, persuasive, procedural, and the overlapping media literacy.
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The chapters in this study guide include features designed to make studying a painless process, with the timeline feature beneath lesson videos letting students hop around main points of the material. The transcripts that accompany the videos contain words in bold throughout signaling key terms and topics. If your students ever feel stuck, our instructors are also here to help them, accessible for questions through the teacher or help tab.
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