Students should use their sourcebooks and four-column-note study sheets to review for this test. Here are the major topics covered.
- be able to analyze a poem--main idea, author's purpose, tone, and literary techniques in use.
- be able to identify Literary Techniques in poetry and fiction--like Bradbury.
- be able to define words using their knowledge of our Word Roots (4-column notes)
- be able to recall the types of leads we learned and practiced (quote, quicklist, anecdote, concession, surprising fact, or sensory details)
- be able to recall the types of conclusions we learned and practiced (pointed question, echo, prediction, or instruction to the reader).
- be familiar with the components of an essay, including appropriate organization and support
- be familiar with text features and graphic aids and be able to use them to comprehend a non-fiction article.
- understand the persuasive appeals of Ethos, Logos, Pathos, and Kairos.
- be able to identify a correctly punctuated sentence by recalling your Punctuation Road Rules four-column notes.
- know the stages of plot and the types of Conflict
- know how writers develop characters.
- be able to identify theme and conflicts in the fiction and non-fiction we've read together this year.
- be familiar with the basic events, characters, and themes of Fahrenheit 451.
- be able to recognize elements of Ray Bradbury's style.