8th Grade Reading TAKS Vocabulary

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Vocabulary review for the 8th grade Reading TAKS test. These vocabulary words are most likely going to be covered on the TAKS. This is only content vocabulary meaning only words that are related to questions on the TAKS.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 8th Grade Reading TAKS is an assesment of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Reading Comprehension

    • B. 


    • C. 

      Literary Understanding

    • D. 

      Figurative Understanding

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Word Parts added to the beginning of a word.
  • 3. 
    Word parts added to the end of a word
  • 4. 
    A comparison that uses like or as.
  • 5. 
    A comparison in which an object or person is described as being something else.
  • 6. 
    Similar to a simile but the writer creates a comparison that is life learning.
  • 7. 
    When an animal or inanimate object is given human traits.
  • 8. 
    An expression that means something entirely different than its literal meaning.
  • 9. 
    The feelings or emotions one connects to a word.
  • 10. 
    The overriding concept of a text.
  • 11. 
    The pieces of information that support or are related to the main idea.
  • 12. 
    The main ideas, events, or major details from the passage
  • 13. 
    A person, animal, or mythical creature in the story who perform the action of the story.
  • 14. 
    The series of events that take place.
  • 15. 
    The problem that arises within the story.
  • 16. 
    The way the conflict or problem is solved.
  • 17. 
    When and where the story takes place.
  • 18. 
    When a write interrupts the current plot to tell of something that happened before.
  • 19. 
    Clues or hints that help the reader determine what will happen later in the story.
  • 20. 
    An object used to represent something else.
  • 21. 
    When something happens in a way that is unexpected or that is not typical.
  • 22. 
    Presenting similarities and differences between two ideas, people, or events
  • 23. 
    Description of events in a time order.
  • 24. 
    The overall message, moral, lesson, or idea of a story.
  • 25. 
    The author's reason for writing a story usually to persuade, inform, or entertain.
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