Practice Test English Language Arts: Grade 8

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As teachers, it is our job to encourage learners to stand up for what they believe in and help them learn lessons from life's events. A set of practice questions designed for the ELA MCAS assessment features passages that teach positive lessons. Comprehension questions and a writing prompt accompany each passage and the resource offers graphic organizers to aid learners with accommodations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct an in-class peer review of essay responses to help writers improve their writing
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires knowledge of the features of narrative and comparison/contrast essays
  • Many pages only contain a few items, leaving a lot of paper blank, so review before deciding what to print
  • Contains texts with numbered paragraphs for easy reference
  • Offers a computer-based version of the practice test with guest login
  • Asks a limited number of questions about each passage which may not fully assess student understanding