Maryland Reading Grade 8 MSA Practice

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General Reading Processes20%
Comprehension of Informational Text20%
Comprehension of Literary Text20%
Writing20%
Controlling Language20%
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Test Standards

General Reading Processes
1. (D.2.a)  Classify And Categorize
2. (D.2.b)  Word Relationships
3. (D.3.a)  Use Context
4. (D.3.b)  Word Structure
5. (D.3.c)  Resources
6. (E.2.a)  Prepare
7. (E.4.a)  Main Idea
8. (E.4.b)  Directly Stated
9. (E.4.c)  Infer, Conclude, Generalize
10. (E.4.d)  Predictions
11. (E.4.e)  Summarize Or Paraphrase
12. (E.4.f)  Connect
Comprehension of Informational Text
1. (A.2.a)  Print Features
2. (A.2.b)  Graphic Aids
3. (A.2.c)  Informational Aids
4. (A.2.d)  Organizational Aids
5. (A.2.e)  Online Features
6. (A.2.f)  Text Features
7. (A.3.a)  Organization Types
8. (A.3.b)  Meaning And Purpose
9. (A.3.c)  Shifts
10. (A.3.d)  Locate Information
11. (A.4.a)  Purpose And Audience
12. (A.4.b)  Argument, Viewpoint, Perspective
13. (A.4.c)  Main Ideas And Messages
14. (A.4.d)  Summarize Or Paraphrase
15. (A.4.e)  Peripheral Information
16. (A.4.f)  Idea Relationships
17. (A.4.g)  Synthesize
18. (A.4.h)  Text Implications
19. (A.4.i)  Connect Text
20. (A.5.a)  Words And Phrases
21. (A.5.b)  Tone
22. (A.5.c)  Appropriate Tone
23. (A.5.d)  Repetition And Variation
24. (A.6.a)  Fulfills Purpose
25. (A.6.b)  Structure And Text
26. (A.6.c)  Reliability
27. (A.6.d)  Clarity And Bias
28. (A.6.e)  Additional Information
29. (A.6.f)  Persuasive Techniques
30. (A.6.g)  Elements Of Style
Comprehension of Literary Text
1. (A.2.a)  Text Features
2. (A.3.a)  Narrative Texts
3. (A.3.b)  Plot
4. (A.3.c)  Setting And Mood
5. (A.3.d)  Characterization
6. (A.3.e)  Relationships
7. (A.3.f)  Characters And Plot
8. (A.3.g)  Conflicts
9. (A.3.h)  Time
10. (A.3.i)  Point Of View
11. (A.3.j)  Narrative Elements
12. (A.4.a)  Poetry Structures
13. (A.4.b)  Language And Features
14. (A.4.c)  Sound Elements
15. (A.4.d)  Poetic Elements
16. (A.5.a)  Structural Features
17. (A.5.b)  Structural Features
18. (A.5.c)  Stage Directions And Dialogue
19. (A.6.a)  Main Ideas And Themes
20. (A.6.b)  Similar Ideas And Themes
21. (A.6.c)  Summarize Or Paraphrase
22. (A.6.d)  Personal Connections
23. (A.6.e)  Implications
24. (A.7.a)  Language Choices
25. (A.7.b)  Tone
26. (A.7.c)  Appropriate Tone
27. (A.7.d)  Figurative Language
28. (A.7.e)  Imagery
29. (A.7.f)  Elements Of Style
30. (A.8.a)  Plausibility
31. (A.8.d)  Structure And Purpose
Writing
1. (A.2.a)  Personal Ideas
2. (A.2.b)  Vivid And Figurative Language
3. (A.2.c)  Compose To Inform
4. (A.2.d)  Compose To Persuade
5. (A.2.e)  Writing-to-learn
6. (A.3.a)  Revise Texts
7. (A.3.b)  Edit Final Copies
8. (A.4.a)  Language Level
9. (A.4.b)  Connotative And Denotative
10. (A.4.c)  Word Choice And Audience
11. (A.5.a)  Word Choice
12. (A.5.b)  Reader Response
13. (A.5.c)  Transitions
14. (A.6.a)  Tone
15. (A.6.b)  Justify Revisions
16. (A.7.a)  Sources
17. (A.7.b)  Retrieval Sources
18. (A.7.c)  Record, Document, Organize
19. (A.7.d)  Synthesize Information
20. (A.7.e)  Credit Sources
Controlling Language
1. (A.2.a)  Grammatical Concepts
2. (A.2.b)  Combine/expand Sentences
3. (A.2.c)  Sentences
4. (A.2.d)  Compose Sentences
5. (B.2.a)  Agreement
6. (B.2.b)  Consistent Verb Usage
7. (B.2.c)  Usage Errors
8. (B.2.d)  Use Resources
9. (B.2.e)  Editorial Chioces
10. (C.2.a)  Hyphens, Slashes
11. (C.2.bc)  Mechanics
12. (D.2.a)  Spell
13. (D.2.b)  Frequently Misspelled
14. (D.2.c)  Spelling Resources