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May 23, 2013. English I EOC Final Review. Test Taking Strategies. Go to bed early the night before. Eat a healthy breakfast. Read the questions first. Eliminate at least 2 answer choices on every question. Highlight as you read.

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test taking strategies
Test Taking Strategies
  • Go to bed early the night before.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Read the questions first.
  • Eliminate at least 2 answer choices on every question.
  • Highlight as you read.
  • Flag questions that you are unsure of and return to them later.
  • TAKE YOUR TIME!
test breakdown
Test Breakdown
  • Reading Selections
  • Students will read eight or nine selections for the English 1 examination. The majority of questions on the English 1 examination will be based on these reading selections. Only a few questions on the test will be stand-alone questions that are not passage-based.
  • Reading selections will have a range of difficulty that is appropriate for students in English 1. All reading selections were approved by a content review committee composed of South Carolina educators.
  • Type of Reading Selection Number of Selections
  • Informational 2-3
  • Literary (includes two linked selections) 3–4
  • Speech 1
  • Writing 2
let s practice
Let’s Practice!
  • Read the passage.
  • As the questions appear on the Smartboard, hold up the letter that corresponds with the correct answer.
  • The team with the most correct answers will win!
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E1-1.5 Analyze the effect of the author’s craft (including tone and the use of imagery, flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism, irony, and allusion) on the meaning of literary texts.

1. Regarding most of Granddad’s stories, which word best describes how the tone affects the meaning?

A. sad

B. dramatic

C. humorous

D. peaceful

e1 3 1 use context clues to determine the meaning of technical terms and other unfamiliar words
E1-3.1 Use context clues to determine the meaning of technical terms and other unfamiliar words.

2. What is the best meaning for the idiom “caused quite a stir”?

A. made people happy

B. made people angry

C. made people pay attention

D. made people play tennis

e1 3 2 analyze the meaning of words by using knowledge of greek and latin roots and affixes
E1-3.2 Analyze the meaning of words by using knowledge of Greek and Latin roots and affixes.

3. What is the meaning of the suffix less (fruitless)?

A. without

B. toward

C. before

D. after

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E1-1.5 Analyze the effect of the author’s craft (including tone and the use of imagery, flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism, irony, and allusion) on the meaning of literary texts.

4. Read Granddad’s statement, “I figured those watching would figure I was being nice by letting this poor girl win.” Why is his statement ironic?

A. because Marie was actually winning the match.

B. because Granddad was actually winning the match.

C. because Coach Anderson was being fooled about the match.

D. because Granddad thought the match was too close to call.

e1 1 2 analyze the impact of point of view on texts
E1-1.2 Analyze the impact of point of view on texts.

5. What is the effect of having the story told from the grandchild’s point of view?

A. It allows the reader to understand why the grandchild decides to play tennis.

B. It gives the reader deeper insight into the feelings of Marie Stockholm.

C. It allows the reader to see the grandchild’s warm feelings for her grandfather.

D. It gives the reader a clearer sense that the grandfather is not telling the truth.

e1 1 7 compare contrast literary texts from various genres
E1-1.7 Compare/contrast literary texts from various genres

6. Which statement best describes a connection or relationship between the two selections?

A. Both concern a character’s successes.

B. Both concern a character’s memories.

C. Both focus on a lively story.

D. Both focus on a rejected lover.

e1 1 1 compare contrast ideas within and across literary texts to make inferences
E1-1.1 Compare/contrast ideas within and across literary texts to make inferences.

7. Which word best describes the older person in “When You Are Old” and the grandfather in “The Match"?

A. discouraged

B. regretful

C. satisfied

D. sentimental

e1 1 1 compare contrast ideas within and across literary texts to make inferences1
E1-1.1 Compare/contrast ideas within and across literary texts to make inferences.

8. Which statement best compares the time frames of both selections?

A. “When You Are Old” takes place over the course of an imaginary two days in the past; “The Match” mainly takes place over the course of a week in the past.

B. “When You Are Old” takes place during an imagined moment in the future; “The Match” mainly takes place during a remembered event in the past.

C. Both selections take place over the course of a single year.

D. Both selections take place in the present but look to the future.

assessment
Assessment
  • Complete the final practice assessment.
  • Read the passages and answer the questions.
  • We will review the passages when everyone is finished.
  • Good Luck!