Thursday, November 13, 2014

Benchmark Exam Tomorrow, Y'All!

Here's the text of the study guide I provided to students today after school.  There are links to practice exercises that you can do online.  Please come to school prepared to do your best!

Benchmark Exam Prep

Context Clues
What are context clues?
Practice figuring out what a word means based on the words close to it.

Narrative POV
Be able to name and define the four narrative points of view that we’ve discussed (first person, second person, third person limited, and third person omniscient).
Be able to identify the narrative point of view of a passage.  To practice online, go to this link:

Author’s Purpose
Know the acronym PIE and what it stands for.
Be able to identify the author’s purpose in different types of writing.  For extra practice with this, go here:

Plot Structure
Be able to identify and define the five components of a plot diagram (exposition/introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution).
Be able to determine where different parts of a story belong on a plot diagram.  To practice this skill, go here:

Be able to identify the meaning of S.T.E.A.L. and give examples for each.  For a practice organizer, go here:

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