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Tennessee Academic Vocabulary for Eighth Grade

 

Eighth Grade Language Arts

Eighth Grade Math

Eighth Grade Science

Eighth Grade Social Studies

 


Eighth Grade Language Arts

allusion (define concept with simple illustrations)
antecedent* (pronoun/antecedent agreement)
bias
clincher sentence
coherent order
composition structure (structural patterns in composition)
cross-reference
debate
derivation
dramatization
elaboration (supportive details)
facilitator (role identification/groups)
gerund and gerund phrase
infer from unstated assumptions
jargon
logic (inductive/deductive reasoning)
mnemonic device
oral language techniques (inflection, enunciation, rate, and pitch)
participial phrase and participles
persuasive writing techniques
preface
reliability
sensory detail
shades of meaning
synthesize/analyze
tension
thesis statement
writing process

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Eighth Grade Math

adjacent (angle relationship)
alternate exterior angle
alternate interior angle
complementary
corresponding
cost per unit
dilation
distance formula (d=rt)
distributive property (algebraic)
experimental probability
exterior
infinite
intercept
interior
line of best fit (conceptual)
nonlinear equation
perfect square
Pythagorean theorem
scientific notation
sequences
slope intercept form
square root
supplementary
theoretical probability
vertical angles
vertical line test

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Eighth Grade Science

acceleration
biome
biotic and abiotic factors
chemical equation
continental drift and plate tectonics
dichotomous key
DNA
dominant and recessive traits
earthquake
endo/exothermic
energy resources
genetic engineering
genotype and phenotype
genus and species
gravitation (universal law)
igneous and metamorphic rocks
inertia
law of conservation of mass
minerals
momentum
monohybrid cross
mutation
Newton's 3 laws of motion
pH
Punnett square
rock cycle
speed
velocity
volcano

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Eighth Grade Social Studies

altruism
antebellum
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
Columbian Exchange
commerce
common sense
confederation
Constitution of the United States
credit and debt
Declaration of Independence
diplomacy
doctrine
Emancipation Proclamation
federalism
Gettysburg Address
infrastructure
institution
insurrection
interdependence
movement
nationalism
Puritanism
Reconstruction
republicanism
segregation
social norms
suffrage
supply and demand

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