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Ch 2: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone

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Use this chapter to help your student study for questions on the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam regarding interpreting figurative language, the use of affixes and roots, determining the mood and tone of a passage and interpreting analogies.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone - Chapter Summary

These lessons have been brought together to help your student study for the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) - Grade 8 English Language Arts (ELA) exam and improve his or her abilities interpreting the meaning and mood of the words that form a passage. With these lesson videos, your student will follow along with our expert instructors and review:

  • How to interpret figurative language in fiction writing
  • The different types of morphemes
  • Uses of affixes and roots when finding the meanings of words
  • Styles of dialect and figures of speech in fictional writing
  • Inferences and determining the intended meanings of inferences
  • Identifying the tone and mood of a passage
  • Interpreting tones in fictional writing
  • Examples of analogies in literature

In addition to watching these lesson videos, students will be able to reinforce retention of the information presented in them by reading the lesson transcripts. The student can then test his or her understanding of this material by taking the lesson quizzes. The results from these quizzes will help your student discover the topics he or she doesn't understand and provide video tags that can be used to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explain them.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone Objectives

Your school will administer the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam sometime at the end of the school year to determine if a student learned the required content in English language arts. In this computer based achievement test your student will be asked a series of multiple-choice questions, open-response questions and technology-enhanced items. Twenty-five to thirty-five percent of the exam will be about the craft and structure in literature and may include questions about how to determine the meanings and tones of passages.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
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Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

1. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

2. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

3. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

4. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

5. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

6. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

7. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Interpreting Tone in Fiction

8. Interpreting Tone in Fiction

This lesson will explore tone in fiction. We will define tone, talk about various types of tone, discuss how authors communicate tone, and practice identifying the tone of some writing samples.

Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

9. Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of an analogy, how to use this common literary device in writing and how to interpret its meaning when reading text.

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