Friday, May 18, 2012

Exam Time!

Students will take their Final Exam (averaged with the End of Course exam) on May 24th and 25th.  The format will be similar to the exam they took at the end of the 3rd quarter but will be cumulative.
Students should use their sourcebooks and four-column-note study sheets to review for this test.  Here are the major topics covered.

You should
  • 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.