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Below you will find the some of the contents of the Master Assessment Study Guide that contains all the vocabulary and definitions that the eighth graders need to know for the Kansas State Reading Assessment. The rest will be added at a later date.

 

Base Words:                     Prefixes                    Suffixes                                                            Figures of Speech   

agri--land                         ab--away                   ation--state of being, action, process               imagery--mental picture

aud--hear                        im/in--not                             condition or quality of                              hyperbole-extreme exaggeration

bene--good                     mal--bad                    ee--one resembling, one who performs a         metaphor-direct comparison

corp--body                      inter--between                   specified action                                         simile—comparison using like/as dict/dic--say                    uni--one                     ette/et--small                                                                

dur--to last                                                        ive--performing or tending toward a                            

equ/equi--equal                                                        specified action                                        

hydro--water                                                                                                                              

luna--moon                                                                                                                                

nav--ship                                                                                                                                                     

ped--foot                                                                                                                                    

spec--to see, look                                                                                                                                     

psych--mind                                                                                                                               

sci--to  know                                                                                                                                        

sent/sens--to feel                                                                                                                        

sol/soli--alone

self--automatic

semi/hemi/demi--half

thermo--heat

trans-- across, change         

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