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Ch 16: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Descriptive Writing Strategies

About This Chapter

Help your eighth-grader develop descriptive writing strategies with these informative study guide lessons. After reviewing the material covered, your student will be adequately prepared for these types of questions on the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Descriptive Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

Understanding the components and structure of descriptive writing will help your student develop effective strategies for composing descriptive essays. The thorough yet engaging lessons featured in this chapter will help the student navigate the elements of descriptive writing that are sure to be on the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam, such as:

  • Techniques, characteristics and examples of descriptive essays and writing
  • Sensory language and its purpose in this type of writing
  • Importance of descriptive detail to add depth and intrigue

As your eighth-grader works through each lesson, encourage him/her to take the brief multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson to ensure they are comprehending the material presented. These quizzes can be taken online or printed out for added convenience. If taken online, the student can use the direct links within the quizzes to go back and review specific concepts for better understanding. If any questions arise, instructors are always available as well.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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