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May 11 Practice Test

If the code isn’t working for you for the May 11 Practice Test, then you can access the test here. You will need to type your answers on a doc and share it with me so I can grade it.

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Ms. Strahan
May 11 Practice Test

Test Codes on School Net

GY8CE2Z for Released Test English II EOC (For Bonus Points)

May 11 Practice Test Code GU9JAHE

May 18/19 code is DA6DY8H

Worksheet 1 Post

Vocabulary in Context Practice
Directions: read each sentence and determine the meaning of the word using cross sentence clues or your prior knowledge. Then, explain what clues in the sentence helped you determine the word meaning.

1. Universal: Jim wanted to ask Janet to the dance, but he felt it a universally acknowledged truth that popular girls like her didn’t go with unpopular guys like him.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

2. Extraordinary: Kevin may know how to layup a basketball, but my jump shot is extraordinary.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

3. Establish: Even though peace between the two formerly warring nations had been established for years now, the solider still woke cold from dreams of battle.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

4. Scrupulous: I wanted to just set the table and be done with it, but my mother scrupulously arranged each napkin, dish, and utensil until they were in perfect alignment.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

5. Consent: Jake asked his mother for permission to go to his friend Rodney’s dance party, stating that his grades had improved, and he was quite pleased when she consented.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

6. Vexed: When Jose found out that his little brother Emilio carelessly broke Jose’s Xbox disc tray, Jose was vexed and sure let Emilio know it.
Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

7. Tact: Jane could have easily offended Bertha when she informed her that the dress did not fit her well, but Jane used tact and consideration when choosing her words, so Bertha understood without being hurt.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

8. Emphatic: Her parents really wanted her to attend the local university, but Shaniqua argued her case so emphatically and with such great passion, that her parents gave Shaniqua their consent

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

9. Amends: After Brian broke Darcy’s heart this last time, he will have to make some serious amends if he ever wants to win her back.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

10. Conjecture: Stanley tried to determine the meaning of the vocabulary word, but there were so few clues in the sentence all he could do was hopelessly conjecture as to what the word might mean.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

11. Ascertain: The clues in the sentence were so helpful, Stanley was able to ascertain the meaning of the word beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

12. Defer: Kyle really wanted to play basketball, but since it overlapped with the volleyball season (and since Carrie played volleyball), he would just have to defer his hoop-dreams until next year, when his relationship with her would be secure.
Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________
What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?

Worksheet 2

English II EOC Short Constructed Response Practice with Songs

Prompt: How does the songwriter’s use of literary devices enhance the theme of the song? Cite examples from the text (lyrics) to support your answer.

Literary Devices: simile, metaphor, personification, imagery, alliteration, repetition, rhyme scheme, parallelism, hyperbole, connotations, allusion, anecdote, assonance, flashback, foreshadowing, etc.
Artist:
Song Title:
Textual Evidence of figurative language that impacts the meaning
1.
2.
Written Response-

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Artist:
Song Title:
Textual Evidence of figurative language that impacts the meaning
1.
2.
Written Response-

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Artist:
Song Title:
Textual Evidence of figurative language that impacts the meaning
1.
2.
Written Response-

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English II EOC Short Constructed Response Practice with Songs

Prompt: How does the songwriter’s use of literary devices enhance the theme of the song? Cite examples from the text (lyrics) to support your answer.

Literary Devices: simile, metaphor, personification, imagery, alliteration, repetition, rhyme scheme, parallelism, hyperbole, connotations, allusion, anecdote, assonance, flashback, foreshadowing, etc.
Artist:
Song Title:
Textual Evidence of figurative language that impacts the meaning
1.
2.
Written Response-

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Artist:
Song Title:
Textual Evidence of figurative language that impacts the meaning
1.
2.
Written Response-

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Artist:
Song Title:
Textual Evidence of figurative language that impacts the meaning
1.
2.
Written Response-

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Start off the review block by completing these two worksheets

english ii eoc poetry analysis in songs

vocabularyincontextpractice.rtf

EOC Test Question Stems-These are the questions you can expect to see!

EOC Question STEMSEng II EOC stems

EOC Constructed Responses Information

English II EOC Short Constructed Responses and Rubrics

1. There will be 3-5 short Constructed Responses on the EOC.
2. They are worth anywhere from 25-36% of your overall EOC Grade.
3. Half of the points you will receive will be for the content of your answer.
4. The other half of the points you will receive are language (correct grammar) points. You MUST check for errors (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)
5. Even though the directions will state that you can use bullet points, I strongly recommend that you use complete sentences to avoid errors.
6. Use complete sentences when answering the constructed responses and address both items. For example, if the question asks how the author’s use of rhetorical devices enhances the theme, you need to state what the theme is AND provide specific examples (2!) from the text of rhetorical devices that enhance the theme. Do not simply say, “He uses similes to…” Specifically reference the simile used using quoted material from the text. You MUST include textual evidence to receive credit. Check for mistakes (capitalization, punctuation, subject/verb agreement, correct usage, etc).

7. Use the ACE Model
ACE the Constructed Response-
-Address the question by restating the prompt and making a claim (Be a Momma bird and regurgitate the prompt; use the words and phrases provided in the prompt to make a claim).
-Cite evidence from the text (provide 2 strong examples from the text that support your analysis)
-Explain how the text evidence supports your answer. (Provide 2 examples of evidence; I recommend using “Peanut Butter/Jelly approach.” Address the topic, Cite 1st evidence (using specific terms and quotes from text), elaborate how that evidence ties into your claim (Peanut Butter). Cite 2nd evidence (using specific terms and quotes from text), elaborate how this evidence ties into your claim (Jelly).

8. Remember “language” and “rhetorical devices” include everything you have ever learned about in your English classes (Figurative Language Devices: similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, etc. Sound Devices: alliteration, consonance, assonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme, slant rhyme, etc. Structure: stanzas, lines, use of detail, repetition, parallelism, chronological order, flashback, foreshadowing, etc. Diction: connotation, denotation)
9. Your answer does not need to be an essay. However, it will most likely be 4-6 lines in length.
10. You MUST cite/provide evidence from the text (provide 2!) to support your answer.
11. Do not rush when typing your Constructed Responses. Although there are only 3-4, they are a significant percentage of the overall grade of the exam.
12. Constructed Response Score Breakdown (Fall 2016): CR was the Lowest percentage of Goals Tested (Language, Reading for Literature, Reading for Information, and Constructed Response)
• 12 of 67 students (18%) scored a 100%
• 20 of 67 (30%) scored an 83%
• 14 of 67 (21%) scored a 67%
• 7 of 67 (10%)scored a 50%
• 8 (12%) scored a 33%
• 4 (6%) scored a 17%
• 2 (3%) scored 0%

Important information about written responses (source: Hope Lung and Dan Auman): The short constructed response items on the English II EOC assessment require a brief response of approximately 3-4 sentences. Although the text box offers additional space to type a short answer response, scorers only review for the specific criteria as stated in the question. Additional information not required in the answer does not increase the student’s score. Short constructed responses are not scored for elaboration, support, or detail. Students should not write an essay for short constructed response items, and they must not be led to believe longer responses may receive higher scores. The key is to answer the question with the specified supporting evidence.

EOC Terms to study! Everyone!

Poetry Terms

End of Course Exam terms

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