Comprehensive English Examination: January 2011

New Review

Scholars read an excerpt from the short story "The Bonfire" by Kunikida Doppo as well as a nonfiction passage about handcycling. Next, they answer comprehension-based multiple-choice questions. Additionally, they respond to short-answer prompts and write critical essays focusing on any two works of literature they have read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Prepare pupils for the test by modeling think-alouds based on a variety of texts
  • Discuss skills for test-taking success
Classroom Considerations

  • Print the English Essay Booklet and distribute to all students
Pros

  • Includes poetry, nonfiction, and fiction reading passages
  • Provides a rating guide and scoring key 
Cons

  • None
Common Core