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ELA 8 Exams. April 17, 18, & 19, 2012. www.wired.com Image: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Little Changes. A little longer than last year… A little more difficult than last year… Grammar, spelling, and mechanics count on the essays!. Extended Response Scoring. Meaning

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ela 8 exams

ELA 8 Exams

April 17, 18, & 19, 2012

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Image: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

little changes
Little Changes
  • A little longer than last year…
  • A little more difficult than last year…
  • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics count on the essays!
extended response scoring
Extended Response Scoring
  • Meaning
  • Development
  • Organization
  • Language Use
  • Writing Mechanics
overall scores
Overall Scores
  • 1 – below basic standards
  • 2 – meets basic standards
  • 3 – meets proficiency standards
  • 4 – exceeds proficiency standards
three books three parts
Three Books,Three Parts
  • Book 1: Tuesday, April 17
  • Book 2: Wednesday, April 18
  • Book 3: Thursday, April 19
book 1 tuesday april 17
Book 1Tuesday, April 17
  • 70 minutes
  • 7 passages (fiction and nonfiction)
  • 39 multiple choice questions
book 2 wednesday april 18
Book 2Wednesday, April 18
  • 60 minutes
  • 1 listening selection (literary)
  • 5 multiple choice listening questions
  • 3 short response listening questions
  • 1 extended response listening question (short essay)
  • 2 reading passages (fiction and nonfiction)
  • 13 multiple choice reading questions
book 3 thursday april 19
Book 3Thursday, April 19
  • 50 minutes
  • 2 paired passages (informational)
  • 4 short response questions
  • 1 extended response question (essay)
what have we done so far
What have we done so far?
  • Reading comprehension practice
  • Listening passages
  • Short response questions
  • Multiple choice questions
what about paired passages
What about “paired passages”?
  • We’ve done that with comparing and contrasting
  • The Contender essays included paired passages
  • We will do some direct practice with paired passages today
to summarize
To summarize…
  • April 17, 18, and 19
  • A bit more to do and a bit more challenging
  • We’ve really been preparing all year
  • Don’t Panic! You’ll be fine.
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