Core English Assessment: Grade 8

Detailed Table of Contents

This Assessment correlates to 64 lessons in the English Grammar III and English Grammar IV Course.

USING PHRASES

Topics covered include:

  • Prepositional Phrases Used as an Adjective or Adverb
  • Verb Phrases
  • Be Verbs – Noun Phrases
  • Be Verbs – Adjective Phrases
  • Be Verbs – Adverb Phrases
  • Be Verbs – Prepositional Phrases

CONFUSING WORDS

Topics covered include:

  • Special Verbs: Let, Leave; Teach, Learn; Lie, Lay
  • Special Verbs: Rise, Raise; Sit, Set
  • Adjectives: Good, Better, Best, Well, Bad, Worse, Worst
  • Pronouns: Who, Whom, Himself, Herself, Ourselves, Themselves
  • Homophones and Near Homophones
  • More Homophones and Near Homophones

GOOD WRITING TECHNIQUES

Topics covered include:

  • Kinds of Paragraphs
  • Outlines
  • Written Reports
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Proofreading and Editing

WRITING FORMATS

Topics covered include:

  • Letters and Correspondence
  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Summaries and Compositions
  • Writing Persuasive Articles
  • Kinds of Poetry

CAPITALIZATION AND PUNCTUATION

Topics covered include:

  • Capitalization
  • Sentence Ending Marks and More
    Commas
  • Apostrophes
  • Quotation Marks, Underlining, and Italics
  • Sentence Dividing Punctuation

NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES

Topics covered include:

  • Types of Nouns
  • Nouns Used in Predicate Part
  • Types of Adjectives
  • Adjectives in Comparative and Superlative Form

PRONOUNS

Topics covered include:

  • Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns
  • Demonstrative, Interrogative, Relative, and Indefinite Pronouns
  • Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
  • Common Pronoun Errors
  • More Common Pronoun Errors

VERBS

Topics covered include:

  • Action, Linking, Helping, Transitive, and Intransitive Verbs
  • Simple and Perfect Tenses
  • Progressive Tenses
  • Perfect Progressive Tenses
  • Active and Passive Verbs
  • Irregular Verbs

GERUNDS, PARTICIPLES, AND INFINITIVES

Topics covered include:

  • Gerunds
  • Gerund Phrases
  • Participles and Participle Phrases
  • Infinitives

CREATING SENTENCES

Topics covered include:

  • Using Conjunctions
  • Phrases, and Independent and Dependent Clauses
  • Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound Complex Sentences
  • Dependent Clauses: Noun, Adjective, and Adverb
  • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

CRITICAL THINKING

Topics covered include:

  • Analogies
  • Cause and Effect
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Inferences, Drawing Conclusions, and Generalizations
  • Deductive Reasoning

WRITING ESSENTIALS

Topics covered include:

  • Plagiarism
  • Bibliography: Citing Sources in a Research Paper in MLA Format
  • Using the World Wide Web and Search Engines
  • Using the World Wide Web with Keywords Search