HSPA Preparation. Spring 2013. Language Arts HSPA. Reading. Reading Scores. 10 Multiple Choice Questions Best answer, not correct answer 1 point each 2 Open-Ended Responses Multiple questions in each At least one sentence for each bullet point 4 points each
TOPIC: Should Physical Education be a graduation requirement?
Practice with topic above by filling out T chart.
Practice: Are these three reasons good?
1. It gets students to exercise.
2. It helps kids stay fit.
3. It promotes teamwork.
How could you fix this list?
1. State your position in a clear thesis
Physical education should remain a graduation requirement.
2. List your three reasons in one sentence
Students benefit from Phys. Ed. by exercising regularly, learning how to compete, and becoming part of a team.
3. Use an attention-getting sentence to show why your reader should care about this topic
With obesity on the rise in our country, physical education is more important than ever.
TOPIC: An anonymous author once said, “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” Using examples from literature, history, science, film, or your own experience or observation, write an essay analyzing this quotation and its meaning.