Tuesday, December 6, 2011

8th Grade Midterm Review!

Following is the review for the comprehensive ELA midterm, which will take place on Wednesday, December 14.

Expository Texts
1.    What is the purpose of expository texts?
2.    True of False: Expository texts often reflect on writers opinions.
3.    Instructions or how-to documents are also known as what?
4.    What is “circumlocution?”
5.    What is “recursion?”
6.    What are the characteristics of the “Problem and Solution” organizational pattern?
7.    What are the characteristics of the “Description” organizational pattern?
8.    What is “Narrative Interspersion?”
9.    What are the characteristics of the “Cause and Effect” organizational pattern?
10.   What is “Comparison?”
11.   What are the: must haves, might haves, and wont haves, of expository text?

Be familiar with “The Diary of Anne Frank”
Know the following terms:
·         Dramatic irony
·         Stage directions
·         Drama
·         Dialogue
·         Foreshadowing
·         theme

Know what good readers do
Be able to define, identify and ask the following types of questions:
·         Literal
·         Interpretative
·         Evaluative
·         Universal
Be able to define, identify and make the following types of connections:
·         Textual
·         Personal
·         worldly

Know plot elements
Conflict types
Narration (point of view) styles:   
·         first person
·         third person limited
·         third person omniscient
·         third person subjective
·         third person objective

Know the author, plot elements, and story of the “The Tell-Tale Heart”

Know how many steps are in the writing process and its order.
Know what happens in each step
Know the purpose of a subordinating conjunction.
Know what AAAWWUBIS is.
Know the traits and differences of phrases and clauses
Adjectival clause
Adjectival phrase
Know what an independent clause is.
Know what a dependent clause is.
Sentence types to know:
·         simple
·         compound
·         complex
·         complete
Capitalization rules

Word Study/Vocab
Know the difference between a root word, prefix, and suffix.
Know what languages root words are commonly borrowed from.
Know the meaning of the following:
·         Bio
·         auto
·         Tele
·         graph
·         Pre-
·         Re-
·         -ology
Vocabulary words to know:
·         Pandemonium
·         Foreboding
·         Unabashed
·         Indignantly
·         Disgruntled
·         Remorse
·         Fortify
·         Apprehension

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