Ch 30: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Descriptive Writing Strategies

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Use this collection of informative lessons to help your 6th-8th grade language arts students prepare for the English language arts part of the SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment). The short lessons with quizzes and a chapter exam can give immediate feedback on students' capabilities in using descriptive writing strategies.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Descriptive Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts) with this chapter of fun and interesting lessons. Students in grades 6-8 can review descriptive essay writing and the effective use of sensory language to excel on test day. Learners will gain experience working with the following topics:

  • Descriptive writing techniques
  • Characteristics of descriptive essays
  • Use of descriptive details in writing
  • Sensory language examples and use

This chapter is composed of text lessons with links to additional lessons for reinforcement and video lessons accompanied by transcripts for alternate use or review. Lessons may be used as many times as needed, and video lessons have tags so that students may easily return to specific portions. Each self-paced lesson offers a short quiz for reflection and a chapter test upon completion.

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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