Unless a student is enrolled in an AP English class or an elective s/he will be taking a district generated midterm exam and a district generated final exam.
In order to be successful on district English exams students must:
- Be prepared to read and annotate a passage they are seeing for the first time.
- Evaluate how an author uses literary devices (i.e. diction, figurative language, imagery, etc.) to convey meaning.
- Use evidence from the text to respond to three constructed response questions.
- Write a multi-paragraph literary analysis essay.
Students have practiced these types of activities throughout the year in their unit assessments. However, it is certainly a good idea for students to review frequently used literary devices and perhaps even practice reading, annotating, and analyzing a short story or a passage from a grade-level appropriate work of literature.