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Ch 23: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Verbs & Adverbs

About This Chapter

The ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam doesn't have to be too difficult to prepare for if your students go through the materials in this chapter. They will find all kinds of resources that make learning and reviewing material fun.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Verbs & Adverbs - Chapter Summary

Your students have the opportunity to use the lessons in this chapter to quickly review verb tense and active vs. passive voice for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. They'll also look more closely at:

  • Different types of verbs
  • Verb forms
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Definition and examples of predicates
  • Gerunds

Each video in this chapter is effective at helping students study verbs and adverbs for the exam. After they watch a video, they can take a quiz to see what kind of information they remember. This helps them see what areas they need to work on, if any, before taking the real exam. All of the resources in this chapter are available online and can be accessed at any time by your students.

8 Lessons in Chapter 23: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Verbs & Adverbs
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Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

1. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

Do you think that a verb is just a verb? Check out this lesson to learn about the differences among action verbs, linking verbs, and auxiliary/helping verbs.

Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

2. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

Using verbs correctly involves knowing more than just how to express action in a sentence. This lesson will show you a few special types of verb forms - infinitives, present participles, and past participles - as well as how to use them.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

3. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

Learn all about verb tense and subject-verb agreement in our first lesson on this tricky topic. We'll look at examples to help you understand this concept.

Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

4. Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

Subject-verb agreement is a tricky beast. Learn which uncommon singular and plural nouns and pronouns are most likely to trip you up when trying to craft essays with good grammar.

Active and Passive Voice

5. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

6. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.

What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

7. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

A predicate is a necessary component of each sentence, so it's important to know what one is and how to identify one. This lesson goes over the basics of predicates as well as how knowing about them can help answer other grammatical questions.

Gerunds: Are They Verbs? Are They Nouns?

8. Gerunds: Are They Verbs? Are They Nouns?

Take a closer look at the verbs and nouns we use in everyday language to help you understand gerunds. Watch this video lesson to learn the exact nature of gerunds and their purpose in writing.

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