Colorado 8th Grade Reading, Writing, and Communicating (CAS) Practice

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Reading for All Purposes45%
Writing and Composition45%
Research and Reasoning10%
  • Questions: 5,495
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  • Instructional Videos: 156
  • Vocabulary Terms: 310

Test Standards

Reading for All Purposes
1. (1.a.i)  Textual Evidence
2. (1.a.ii)  Theme
3. (1.a.iii)  Analyze
4. (1.b.i)  Word Meanings
5. (1.b.ii)  Structure
6. (1.b.iii)  Points Of View
7. (1.c.ii)  Graphic Organizers
8. (1.c.iv)  Work Of Fiction
9. (2.a.i)  Textual Evidence
10. (2.a.ii)  Central Idea
11. (2.a.iii)  Connections And Distinctions
12. (2.b.i)  Word Meanings
13. (2.b.ii)  Structure
14. (2.b.iii)  Point Of View
15. (2.c.ii)  Argument And Claims
16. (2.c.iii)  Conflicting Information
17. (3.a.ii)  Language To Influence
18. (3.a.iii)  Voice, Tone, Mood
19. (3.a.iv)  Context Clues
20. (3.a.v)  Affixes And Roots
21. (3.a.vi)  Reference Materials
22. (3.b.i)  Figures Of Speech
23. (3.b.ii)  Word Relationship
24. (3.b.iii)  Connotations
Writing and Composition
1. (1.a.i)  Engage
2. (1.a.ii)  Narrative Techniques
3. (1.a.iii)  Transition Words
4. (1.a.iv)  Precise Words
5. (1.a.v)  Controlling Idea
6. (1.a.vi)  Organizing Techniques
7. (1.a.vii)  Poetic Techniques
8. (1.a.viii)  Voice And Tone
9. (1.a.x)  Conclusion
10. (2.a.iii)  Rhetorical Techniques
11. (2.a.iv)  Support Judgment
12. (2.a.v)  Narrow Topic
13. (2.a.vi)  Introduce Claims
14. (2.a.vii)  Support Claims
15. (2.a.viii)  Cohesion
16. (2.a.ix)  Formal Style
17. (2.a.x)  Appeals
18. (2.a.xi)  Concluding Statement
19. (2.b.i)  Introduce A Topic
20. (2.b.ii)  Develop Topic
21. (2.b.iii)  Transitions
22. (2.b.iv)  Precise Language
23. (2.b.vi)  Concluding Statement
24. (3.a.i)  Verbals
25. (3.a.ii)  Active And Passive
26. (3.a.iii)  Verb Mood
27. (3.a.iv)  Inappropriate Shifts
28. (3.a.v)  Adjectives And Adverbs
29. (3.a.vi)  Combine Sentences
30. (3.a.vii)  Subject-verb Agreement
31. (3.a.viii)  Clauses
32. (3.b.i)  Punctuation
33. (3.b.iii)  Ellipsis
34. (3.b.iv)  Spell
35. (3.c.i)  Active And Passive
Research and Reasoning
1. (1.a)  Research
2. (1.b)  Digital Sources
3. (2.abcd)  Reasoning And Fallacies
4. (3.abcd)  Accuracy, Evidence, Appeals