Ch 11: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Vocabulary & the Meaning of Words

About This Chapter

Assist students in their preparation for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam by using this interactive chapter. It is designed to help your students quickly review the meaning of words.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Vocabulary & the Meaning of Words - Chapter Summary

Students using the lessons in this chapter get to develop their knowledge of word use and using context clues. By the time your students are done with this chapter, they'll know more about these topics for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA test:

  • Examples and types of morphemes
  • Identifying wrong word use
  • Finding the meaning of words using roots and affixes
  • Using reference materials
  • Understanding the relationship of words

As your students progress through this chapter, they'll begin to see what type of material is on the actual exam. The lessons are taught by professional instructors, who will answer any questions your students may have. Lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes are also available, which help your students assess their understanding of the topics from this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Vocabulary & the Meaning of Words
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Identify Wrong Word Use

1. How to Identify Wrong Word Use

Words are constantly being used incorrectly. Not sure if a word you used in your writing is correct? Watch this video lesson to learn three ways to identify errors in word use.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

4. 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

5. 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.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

6. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

7. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Chapter Practice Exam
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