TCAP Success Grade 8 ELA Chapter 7

TCAP Success Grade 8 ELA Chapter 7 Sample

Read the passages and answer the questions that follow.

Grandpa Charlie

My Grandpa Charlie is one of the most active people I know. My grandfather is eighty-three years old however, he gets along amazingly well. Grandpa Charlie, who is really tall, volunteers three days a week at the library. He also helps package meals for needy families, sings in the church choir, and takes elderly people who can no longer drive to their doctor’s appointments. Even though he volunteers a lot, he still makes time for his family. Every Saturday, Grandpa Charlie gets up early, buys a large assortment of doughnuts and muffins, brings them to my house, and eats breakfast with my family. He also comes to most of my baseball games, and he takes me fishing whenever he can. For a long time, I did not know why Grandpa Charlie kept so busy. Then, my mother told me that after Grandma Patty died, my grandfather became very sad. Keeping busy and helping others is his way of not being so lonely. In addition to volunteering and spending time with my family, my grandfather grows healthy, delicious vegetables in his garden every summer. I love helping him pick big, red, juicy tomatoes, and sweet, crunchy, yellow corn. I don’t even mind pulling weeds. I love my Grandpa Charlie, and I hope I turn out to be just like him when I grow up.

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1.

Read this sentence from the passage.

"Grandpa Charlie, who is really tall, volunteers three days a week at the library."

The underlined part of the sentence is a(n)

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2.

Read this sentence from the passage.

"I love helping him pick big, red, juicy tomatoes, and sweet, crunchy, yellow corn."

The underlined portions of the sentence are which type of phrase?

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14.

Which verb mood does this sentence use?

If you want your allowance, you should see Dad before he leaves.

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16.

Which verb mood does this sentence use?

I wish I had amazing super powers like Batman.

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17.

Which verb mood does this sentence use?

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.