English Language Arts Examination: January 2016

An English Language Arts exam contains 24 multiple-choice questions that individuals answer after reading informational and literary passages. Scholars then write a source-based argument and text-analysis response. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pose the debate question from the Part 2: Argument section and have small groups discuss their opinions
  • Discuss test-taking strategies with the class, asking volunteers to share tips for success
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes experience with argument-based writing and knowledge of either literary elements/techniques or rhetorical devices 
Pros

  • Each section is well-organized with clear directions
  • Targets several Common Core standards
Cons