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Ch 9: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Informational Texts

About This Chapter

Give us the chance to help your students review informational texts for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. This chapter contains video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, two resources that make the study process both interactive and effective.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter help students develop their understanding of informational texts and their characteristics for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. The videos are also effective at helping students review:

  • Types of informational writing
  • Journal articles
  • Author and source credibility
  • Graphs, charts and tables of scientific data

All of the video lessons are taught by professional instructors, who will help your students understand each topic as quickly as possible. Self-assessment quizzes help gauge students' knowledge as they work through this chapter. Lesson transcripts are also available, which contain highlighted key words to assist with studying.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Informational Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.

Informational Writing: Types & Samples

2. Informational Writing: Types & Samples

In this lesson, we will define informational writing, examine the purpose of this type of writing and explore the features of different kinds of informational texts.

What is a Journal Article? - Examples & Overview

3. What is a Journal Article? - Examples & Overview

Find out what journal articles are and how they're different from other article types. Learn how they can be used in your research papers and essays. Read the lesson, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

4. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

6. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

7. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

8. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

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