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FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Structure in Informational Text - Chapter Summary
Take your student beyond the face value of a written piece and help them get more out of what they read. This chapter includes lessons on the organization of a text and getting at meanings with context clues. When the chapter is over, your student will be prepared to answer questions on the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam about:
- Word choice, meaning, and tone
- Prior knowledge and word structure
- Analysis of text purpose and features
- The author: attitude and credibility
- Texts with opposing arguments
The lessons can always be reviewed when needed by the student. Video-lessons come with interactive timelines that enable rapid, topic-by-topic search and written transcripts meant to increase comprehension with multiple exposure to the same material. Quizzes and practice exams will help ensure retention of lesson materials for the real test.
FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Structure in Informational Text - Chapter Objectives
The FSA - Grade 8 ELA is meant to gauge the development of Florida's 8th-graders on their achievement in English language arts. This chapter is relevant to the reading portion of the exam. The two 85-minute reading assessments are computer-based and feature question formats like multiple-choice, open-response, and technology-enhanced or interactive.
1. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
2. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
4. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.
5. What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples
You think the newest computers and smart phones have more features than dusty old books? You might think again after reading this lesson, where you'll see text features defined along with a few examples of these helpful textual enhancements!
6. How to Recognize Attitude Expressed by the Author Towards a Subject
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize an author's attitude toward his or her subject. We will pay close attention to the difference between formal, objective writing, and informal, subjective writing.
7. Author Credibility: Definition & Examples
Find out what author credibility is and how it makes a difference to your research paper. Learn how to determine author credibility and where to find reliable sources.
8. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments
In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Conventions of Standard English
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Interpreting Literature
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grade 8 ELA Flashcards