Daily Language Review Gr 8


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Give your eighth-graders the focused language arts practice they need to keep their language skills sharp.

36 weeks of practice cover standards-based skills such as:

Vocabulary/Word Study
– affixes
– analogies
– base/root words
– figurative language
– homophones
– idioms
– spelling

– end of sentence
– apostrophes: contractions and possessives
– commas: series, dates, addresses, direct address/interjections, compound sentences, after an introductory phrase/clause, and with nonrestrictive appositives
– punctuation and capitalization: dialogue and friendly business letters
– quotation marks: songs, poems, and short stories
– unnecessary commas
– run-on sentences
– semicolons, dashes, and parentheses

– beginning of a sentence
– books, songs, and poems
– proper nouns

Grammar and Usage
– active/passive voice
– conjunctions
– correct article, adjective, adverb
– comparative/superlative
– predicate adjectives and nouns
– easily confused words
– sentences: parts, types, structure, fragments, and combining
– verbs: parts, tense, usage, and spelling
– nouns: possessive, singular/plural, and concrete/abstract
– pronouns: subject/object, possessive, and antecedents
– prepositional phrases/prepositions/objects of a preposition
– double negatives

Other Skills
– dictionary guide words
– syllabication
– outlines