Tag Archive for eoc prep

American Lit: More USATestPrep!

Standard: 

ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can demonstrate my mastery of the standards on a USA Test Prep practice assessment.

Opening Session: VOCAB!

  1. Insidious
    1. (adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
  2. Intimation
    1. (noun) a hint, indirect suggestion
  3. Opulent
    1. (adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
  4. Pliable
    1. (adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
  5. Reiterate
    1. (verb) to say again, repeat
  6. Stolid
    1. (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull
  7. Tentative
    1. (adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
  8. Unkempt
    1. (adj.) not combined; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
  9. Verbatim
    1. (adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
  10. Warily
    1. (adv.) cautiously, with great care—

Work Session: Today and tomorrow we’re going to be working on a series of games and assignments in USATestPrep that will help prepare you for the EOC!! You can repeat the games over and over again until you get them right, and then at the end you will have an assessment that you can’t repeat. Sound good? Good!

Closing Session: I’m coming around to conference with everyone about the EOC!

Assessment: Formative (USATestPrep)

Differentiation: Formative assessment used as a diagnostic for future differentiation

American Lit: USATestPrep!

Standard: 

ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can demonstrate my mastery of the standards on a USA Test Prep practice assessment.

Opening Session: Grab a computer and log in – we’re going to do some USA Test Prep today! For our opening, I’ll be going around making sure everyone can log in to the website OK 🙂

Work Session: You’ve got the entire work session today to take this USATestPrep assessment. This is sort of our diagnostic assessment for the semester that will tell me y’all’s strengths and weaknesses. Please actually try hard on this, because if I know where everyone needs actual help, then I can help you master those standards – and that’s what everyone wants to do, right?

After you finish the USATestPrep assessment, review vocab for tomorrow, catch up on Independent Reading, or work on anything you might have missed this week.

Closing Session: While I have the laptops in here, I want to briefly introduce you guys to OneNote, which is how we will be turning in all of our assignments. Go to onenote.com and log in, and I’ll give you some time to play around 🙂

Assessment: Formative (USATestPrep)

Differentiation: Formative assessment used as a diagnostic for future differentiation

American Lit: EOC Prep Friday!

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RL10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will practice test taking strategies for the EOC.

Opening Session

Hands up! Raise your hands to indicate how prepared you feel for the EOC. One finger = I’m gonna die, 5 fingers  = I’m gonna rock this thing!

Work Session

Today is going to be our catch up day for EOC studying! Flip through your EOC packet and take about five minutes to circle areas where you think you need help or more practice.

I’m going to come around to every table and conference with all of you guys about where you think you need more practice, and next week I’m going to customize your EOC Prep to match the areas where you think you’re weak. While I’m not at your table, be working on any parts of the Prep Packet you haven’t completed or where you think you need a redo.

Closing Session

Hands up! Raise your hands to indicate how prepared you feel for the EOC. One finger = I’m gonna die, 5 fingers  = I’m gonna rock this thing!

Assessment
Formative (EOC Prep packet)

Differentiation
Scaffolding, learning style

American Lit: EOC Prep, Still! It Is Endless!!

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RL10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will practice test taking strategies for the EOC.

Opening Session
We’re going to start out the day by going over in great detail the test you took yesterday. So grab it and let’s go!

Work Session
After we go over yesterday’s test, let’s start looking at another type of writing task. Take the rest of the work session to read the TWO passages and then write the responses that go with both of them. Remember to refer to the writing rubrics if you need some guidance!

Closing Session
Let’s share! I’ll call on a couple people to read their responses aloud 🙂

Assessment
Formative (EOC Prep packet)

Differentiation
Scaffolding, learning style

American Lit: More EOC Prep!

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RL10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will practice test taking strategies for the EOC.

Opening Session
I’m going to pass out some EOC Prep packets! The first several pages are vocab terms and definitions and literary information and some test taking strategies. Take ten minutes to read through the info and circle 3 things you didn’t already know. Then we’ll go around the room and share!

Work Session
We’re going to pretend like it’s the EOC today! Flip to page 24 in your packet – which is right after where we left off yesterday – and we’re going to spend about 40 minutes quietly testing just like it’s the real thing. Don’t talk to your neighbors, don’t use your phone – really try like this is the real deal!

Closing Session

At the end of class, I’ll give you the correct answers so you can score yourself. Tomorrow we will go over each question in detail and talk about why the answers are right or wrong.

Assessment
Formative (EOC Prep packet)

Differentiation
Scaffolding, learning style