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Taking the 7th Grade ELA. “Getting to know the test is the key to success.”. R.U.S.H. When you take the test, we don’t want you to rush, but we want you to remember what R.U.S.H. stands for! R = read the questions first (it’s not cheating!)

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Taking the 7th grade ela

Taking the 7th Grade ELA

“Getting to know the test is the key to success.”


R u s h

R.U.S.H.

When you take the test, we don’t want you to rush, but we want you to remember what R.U.S.H. stands for!

R= read the questions first (it’s not cheating!)

U= underline key words or vocabulary in thequestions

S= search the passage for any important vocabulary words they want you to

know

H= highlight- be an active reader (underline, ask questions, take notes)


Let s take a look at the north wind and the sun

Let’s Take A Look At:The North Wind and the Sun

Step #1: Read the Questions FIRST!


While you re reading the questions

While You’re Reading The Questions…

Step #2: Underline key words or vocabulary in the questions


Question 1

Question #1

In the fable, the North Wind tries to win the argument by

A persuading the traveler to remove his cloak

B frightening the traveler into removing his cloak

C getting the cloak from the traveler by tricking him

D getting the cloak from the traveler by overpowering him

What type of question is this?

“Right There”by interpreting evidence from the text


Question 2

Question #2

This fable is told from the point of view of

F the Sun

G the North Wind

H the narrator

I the traveler

What type of question is this?

“Literary Term”point of view

- who is telling the story?


Question 3

Question #3

Why is the Sun more successful than the North Wind in settling this dispute?

A The Sun was physically stronger.

B The Sun was closer to the traveler.

C The Sun used a more clever strategy.

D The Sun used all his strength in one burst.

What type of question is this?

“Right There”, interpreting evidence


For other types of questions let s also look at the s to the nature of an artist

For other types of questions,let’s also look at the ?’s to “The Nature of an Artist”

Remember:

Step one, read the questions first.

Step two, underline key words and vocabulary


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question #4

Which phrase best describes the author’s childhood?

F rich in experiences

G filled with frustration

H carefree and relaxed

J confused and unhappy

What type of question is this?

Drawing conclusions, making an inference


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question #5

What did the author’s family give him that was most

important to his growth as a poet?

A a love of books

B a sense of history

C a model of hard work and dedication

D a knowledge of politics and philosophy

What kind of question is this?

Evaluate ideas and information


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question #6

Aunt Giovanna and the traveling minstrels mainly helped the author to learn to

F write plays

G identify with heroes

H overcome shyness

I appreciate the art of story telling

What type of question is this?

Interpreting facts and ideas, making inferences


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question #7

Read this sentence from the article.

She read often and aloud from this book of hers, and I

loved listening to her voice and watching her read:

her hand gestures and her facial expressions of love, anger, joy

The author uses this sentence to help create an image of his aunt.

Which pair of words best describes that image?

A cautious and shy

B lively and dramatic

C serious and steady

D pleasant and sweet

What type of question is this?

Author’s use of language


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question # 8

Why does the author tell his readers about swallows and lizards?

F to demonstrate his attention to detail

G to explain his interest in small animals

H to compare and contrast their appearance

I to give examples of good subjects for poems.

What type of question is this?

Drawing conclusions, making inferences


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question # 9

Based on information about di Pasquale in the last two

paragraphs of the article, which of these pieces of writing

would he most likely write?

A a description of a frightening experience

B a comparison of birds in flight to airplanes

C an entertaining review of current books

D an instruction guide on how to run a bakery

What type of question is this?

Right there, making predictions


Taking the 7th grade ela

Question # 10 (yea!)

In “ The Nature of an Artist,” di Pasquale discusses

“the true reason for poetry.”

Read this sentence from the article.

I noticed the bark of ancient carob trees cracked and made

designs I could see in the flying buttresses of church buildings.

Which statement best explains how the sentence is an example of

“the true reason for poetry”?

F It implies excitement

G It connects man and nature

H It is written in simple language

I It discusses architecture and history.

What type of question?

Evaluating text


Now that you ve read the questions and underlined important words in the questions

Now That You’ve Read the Questions, and Underlined Important Words in the Questions…

Step #3: Search the passage for any important words they want you to know!


What words are important

What Words Are Important?

minstrels – musical entertainers

Flying buttresses- structures built against a wall for reinforcement


Now that we know our vocabulary

Now That We Know Our Vocabulary…

Step #4: Highlight- be an active reader! Underline, ask questions in the margins, take notes in the margins!

Start reading… use what you know!


After reading the passage

After Reading The Passage…

Go back to the questions (you’ve already read them once) and carefully read them again.

Choose the answer that you feel best answers each question.

Be confident in your choices.


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