Ch 24: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Phrases, Clauses & Modifiers

About This Chapter

This chapter reviews phrases, clauses and modifiers to help get students ready for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 English Language Arts exam. This lessons and quizzes provide valuable practice with these parts of a sentence.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Phrases, Clauses & Modifiers - Chapter Summary

Students can use this chapter to prepare for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 English Language Arts exam by familiarizing themselves with phrases, clauses and modifiers. Our video lessons review:

  • Definitions of clauses and phrases
  • Independent and dependent clauses
  • Indefinite and definite articles
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers

Each lesson is associated with an interactive quiz that allows students to practice their language skills. Expert instructors are available to support learners by answering any questions they might have about these English lessons.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Phrases, Clauses & Modifiers
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What is a Clause?

1. What is a Clause?

In this lesson, we will define what a clause is. We will then look at the different types of clauses, define each of the types, provide some examples of each, and then discuss why they are important in our writing.

What is a Phrase?

2. What is a Phrase?

In this lesson, we will define a phrase. We will then discuss the different kinds of phrases, look at examples of each, and then discuss how to use them correctly in writing.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

3. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses

4. Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses

Clauses are a great mystery to many people when dealing with our written language. Watch this video lesson to discover clauses and also to learn how to combine clauses correctly.

Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

5. Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson on indefinite and definite articles. Find out when you should use which type of article and when you shouldn't use any article at all.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

6. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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