Grade 8 Final Exam Review Sheet

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Reading/ Language Arts Final Review Sheet
GRADE 8
While studying…Please refer to the following Sources:
Spelling/Vocab City
Vocabulary Workshop Book…www.vocabularywrokshop.com
Grammar For Writing Book…Class notes/handouts
Any reading Materials/Novels Read in Class

Writing
Use your “Grammar for Writing” to study. ALL topics are covered in the book and “should” be in your notebook
Chapters 1- 5
The Writing Process Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing and Proofreading, Publishing and Presenting(all)
1.1 Purpose and Audience
1.3 SIX Traits of Good Writing
1.4 Proofreading Marks…and Usage
Effective Sentences and Word Choice
Fragments, Run-On, Parallel Structure, String/Wordy Sentences, Colorful Language, Denotation & Connotation, All types of Figurative Language (all)
2.3 Parallel vs. Non Parallel
2.5 Wordy Sentence Chart
2.6 Be Specific, choose vivid verbs, include strong, precise modifiers
2.7 Denotation/Connotation…be ready to identify
2.8 Similes, Metaphors, Personification
Extra… Alliteration, Hyperbole, Oxymoron, Idioms, Overstatements/Understatements
Sentence Variety and Structure
3.3 Independent/Subordinate(Dependent) Clauses…Adj/Adv/Noun Clauses
3.4 Simple/Compound/Complex/Compound-Complex Sentences
3.5 Prepositional Phrases/Appositives/Verbals/Gerunds/Participles/Infinitives
3.6 & 3.8 Conjunctions: Coordinating and Subordinating
Effective Paragraphs
4.2 Methods of Elaboration (know chart)
4.4 Patterns of Organization (know all 4)
4.5 Common Transitional Words/Phrases (refer to page 109)
4.6 & 4.7 Descriptive/ Narrative/ Expository/Persuasive
Writing and Essay
5.1 Know the organization of a paragraph/essay
5.2 Thesis Statements (too broad…too narrow…strong)
5.3 Introduction vs. Thesis AND effective introduction strategies
5.4 Patterns of organization for Body Paragraphs (page 135) Transitions (page 135)

Grammar…
Chapter 6:Parts of a Sentence
6.1 Types of Sentences
6.2-6.4 Complete Subjects/Predicates, Simple

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