iTooch 8th Grade Language Arts

4 themes, 49 chapters, 1,586 activities
covering 8th Grade curriculum in Language Arts

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Discover our Language Arts app for eighth graders

The eighth grade, in Language Arts, is often seen as the bridge to more complex Common Core Standard expectations in high school. Therefore, in this iTooch 8th Grade Language Arts app, students are challenged to fine-tune their understanding of the conventions of the English language (e.g. complex grammatical structures), further develop concepts that they will eventually encounter on the SAT (editing, inferring the meaning of vocabulary in context, critical reading etc.), analyze the language in written form (e.g. identifying the author’s purpose, interpreting opinions, nuances, and literary texts etc.), and use reference materials (e.g. working with informational graphs). Through 49 chapters and over 1,500 exercises this iTooch app tests students’ knowledge in a fun and interactive way.

See the complete list of chapters

Reading

  1. Main Idea and Supporting Details
  2. Identifying Author’s Purpose and Argument
  3. Understanding Theme
  4. Understanding Plot and Conflict
  5. Character Analysis
  6. Tone and Mood
  7. Figurative Language
  8. Sound devices
  9. Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
  10. Common Organizational Structures
  11. Literary Texts Mixed Review
  12. Using Common Textual Features
  13. Charts and Graphics in Informational Documents

Writing and Composition

  1. Basic Sentence Parts/Sentences vs. Fragments
  2. Sentence Structure: Simple and Compound
  3. Sentence Structure: Complex and Compound-Complex
  4. Type of Phrases
  5. Type of Clauses
  6. Organizing Ideas and Excluding Irrelevant Details
  7. Ending Punctuation and the 4 Purposes of Sentences
  8. Using Commas
  9. Using Colons and Semicolons
  10. Using Quotation Marks
  11. Writing and Composition – Mixed Practice
  12. Identifying and Revising Fragments and Run-Ons
  13. Common Sentence Errors
  14. Subject-Verb Agreement
  15. Sentences Combined Using Key Words and Phrases
  16. Sentences Combined Using Conjunctions
  17. Sentences Combined Using Relative Pronouns

Grammar

  1. Using Nouns
  2. Types of Nouns: Singular and Plural
  3. Types of Nouns: Common and Proper
  4. Types of Nouns: Concrete, Abstract, and Collective
  5. Types of Nouns: Count and Noncount
  6. Using Pronouns
  7. Verbs
  8. Verbs: Linking and Helping
  9. Verbs: Transitive or Intransitive?
  10. Regular and Irregular Verbs
  11. Using Adjectives & Adverbs
  12. Adjectives: Positive, Comparative, Superlative
  13. Using Conjunctions and Interjections
  14. Direct and Indirect Objects

Vocabulary Booster

  1. Words With Multiplying Meanings
  2. Spelling Aids
  3. Strategies for Learning New Words
  4. Commonly Misused Words: Part A
  5. Commonly Misused Words: Part B

Features

Loaded with thousands of questions, apps cover official educational curricula & comply with Common Core State Standards.

This app creates great game dynamics and incentives, so that the user always wants to progress further in the application.

Apps embed a blackboard and a calculator for students to write and calculate directly on the screen without having to leave the app.

A lesson summary is attached to each chapter, to underline the core concepts students should know to answer questions.

Move instantly from one screen to the next. Stop waiting for information to load from a server: bandwidth is no longer an issue.

Apps automatically sync in the background in order to load new activities whenever an Internet connection is available.

Eligible for the Apple Volume Purchase Program (iOS only)

Are you a school representative who would like to buy iTooch 8th Grade Language Arts for your entire organization? Good news! iTooch 8th Grade Language Arts is eligible for the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Educational Institutions. We will offer you special pricing for purchases of 20 apps or more. To take advantage of this offer, you can buy our iTooch 8th Grade Language Arts app, instead of buying the content as an in-app purchase of our iTooch Middle School app. For more information about the Volume Purchase Program, you can consult Apple’s website. Have questions in mind? Feel free to contact us.

Meet the 8th Grade Language Arts teachers:

Nina Berler

Language Arts Grade 8 co-author, Nina Berler, has taught middle-school English and math and worked one-on-one with numerous middle and high school students to improve writing skills, enhance study habits, prepare for standardized tests and interviews, and apply to independent schools and colleges. She also is an independent contractor for eduPad, the Educational Testing Service and the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. During her corporate career, Nina worked for professional services provider KPMG, where she directed the Executive Education program unit and led marketing communications initiatives. Nina has an AB with Honors from Brown University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She is presently completing UCLA’s certificate program in College Counseling. Nina is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Brown Alumni Schools Committee.

Kymberli Barney

Language Arts Grade 8 co-author, Kymberli Barney, is an 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher in Georgia. With more than 12 years of experience, she has gained considerable experience in the areas of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction. She serves in various leadership roles in her school and system, including Academic Teaching Team Leader, School Improvement Leadership Team member, and Department Chair. She has aided in the development of system-wide English/Language Arts and Social Studies common benchmark assessments and statewide standardized test analysis. “I have a passion for increasing student achievement and school improvement through shaping curriculum.”

Nikita Ganatra

Language Arts Grade 8 co-author, Nikita Ganatra received her BA in Liberal Studies and MS in Education from California State University Fullerton. She holds a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in English for California. Nikita has six years of experience as an educator in various K-12 education settings.

Nikita has served as Vice President of California State University Fullerton’s College of Education Alumni Association and is the Membership Representative of CSUF Chapter 1376, PDK International, an international professional education association. Moreover, she continues her professional development as a member of American Education Research Association and ASCD.

In addition to her love for teaching and learning, she loves old Hindi songs, mulls over random words from different romance languages, and insatiably reads most text that passes her eyes. She is passionate about the constantly changing world of education, loves to read non-fiction and proficiently speaks Hindi and Gujarati. Nikita lives in California with her husband Sanjeev and they are expecting their first child in April 2012.

Eileen Heyes

Language Arts Grade 8 editor, Eileen Heyes, has a BA in journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She wrote and edited at newspapers for 30 years while trying to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. She is the author of three nonfiction books for teens and two mysteries for children. In learning the storytelling craft, she has studied screenwriting and improv, earned a certificate in Documentary Arts, and volunteered in the street cast of a Renaissance Faire. She takes it all back into the classroom as a writer-in-residence with the United Arts Council of Wake County, North Carolina. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Raleigh with her brilliant husband and one of her two interesting, articulate sons.

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