Yr 8 Reading Comprehension Essay

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8TH GRADE READING COMPREHENSION AND WRITING SKILLS 8TH GRADE READING COMPREHENSION AND WRITING SKILLS ® NE W YO RK Copyright © 2009 LearningExpress, LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data 8th grade reading comprehension and writing skills. — 1st ed. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-1-57685-711-3 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-57685-711-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Language arts (Middle school) I. LearningExpress (Organization) II. Title: Eighth grade reading comprehension and writing skills. LB1631.A16 2009 428.0071'2—dc22 2009016509 Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition ISBN 978-1-57685-711-3 For information on LearningExpress, other LearningExpress products, or bulk sales, please write to us at: 2 Rector Street 26th Floor New York, NY 10006 Or visit us at: www.learnatest.com Contents HOW TO USE THIS BOOK PRETEST SECTION 1 LESSON 1 LESSON 2 LESSON 3 LESSON 4 LESSON 5 SECTION 2 LESSON 6 LESSON 7 LESSON 8 BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION Becoming an Active Reader Finding the Main Idea Defining Vocabulary Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion Putting It All Together ix 1 17 19 25 31 39 47 STRUCTURE The Parts of a Plot Organizing Principles Similarities and Differences: Comparison and Contrast v 53 55 63 71 –CONTENTS– LESSON 9 LESSON 10 LESSON 11 SECTION 3 LESSON 12 LESSON 13 LESSON 14 LESSON 15 LESSON 16 SECTION 4 LESSON 17 LESSON 18 LESSON 19 LESSON 20 LESSON 21 SECTION 5 LESSON 22 LESSON 23 LESSON 24 LESSON 25 LESSON 26 SECTION 6 LESSON 27 LESSON 28 vi Cause and Effect Summaries and Outlines Putting It All Together 79 87 95 LANGUAGE AND STYLE Point of View Word Choice Style Literary Devices Putting It All Together 103 105 113 119 127

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