Ch 13: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Organization of Written Works

About This Chapter

Your 6th-8th grade language arts students can benefit from this collection of engaging video and text lessons to prepare for the English language arts portion of the summative SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment). They'll review literature structure and organization, along with parallelism and intertextuality to be ready for test day.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Organization of Written Works - Chapter Summary

Your middle school students can have fun while reviewing topics related to the organization of literary and informational texts for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts). This chapter of video and text lessons can reinforce the following instruction for the test:

  • Narrative structure of literature
  • Informational text organization
  • Parallelism, including antithesis and chiasmus
  • Relationships between texts, such as allusion, pastiche and parody

Knowledgeable instructors present these lessons being offered in text and video formats. Learners can pause videos, go back to review and watch the lessons as many times as they want. Text lessons and full transcripts of the videos contain highlighted headings and key words that often link to lessons offering additional supporting information. Your students can take the quick, self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson to measure their progress, in addition to making use of the chapter test at the conclusion.

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