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CPW. Learning Intentions - Today, I am going to address these College Readiness Standards in English: Conventions of Punctuation 20-23 Conventions of Usage 16-19 Organization, Unity, and Coherence 16-19 Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy 13-15
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CPW Learning Intentions - Today, I am going to address these College Readiness Standards in English: Conventions of Punctuation 20-23 Conventions of Usage 16-19 Organization, Unity, and Coherence 16-19 Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy 13-15 Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy 16-19 SQUADS *This is the last English squad of the year, so instead of 9th grade practice ACT questions, we have a challenge for you! The following questions are from the 11th grade ACT test! Success Criteria – I will I am successful if I can correctly identify the best use of • Punctuation • Usage • Unity • Word choice • Word choice
9th Grade CPW English Directions • You will have 1 minute and 30 seconds to work on each question individually. • There will be a stopwatch timer included on each slide for the teacher to set so you can keep track. • After you have completed each question individually, you will have 1 minute and 30 seconds to work as a group and decide on the best answer and rationale.
11th Grade English • #1. Sandra Cisneros, perhaps the best known Latina author in the United States, writes poems and stories whose titles alone – “Barbie-Q,” “My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn,” “Woman Hollering Creek” – engage potential readers’ curiosity. • A. NO CHANGE • B. author and writer • C. author and novelist • D. wordsmith and author
11th Grade English • #2 Ironically, this renowned writer, whose books are printed on recycled paper, did not do well in school. • A. NO CHANGE • B. writer, who is recognized by her orange and black eyeglasses, • C. writer, who likes to write at night, • D. writer
11th Grade English • #3 When she lectures at schools and public libraries, Cisneros presents the evidence. An elementary school report card containing Cs, Ds, and a solitary B (for conduct). Cisneros has a theory to explain her low grades: teachers had low expectations for Latina and Latino students from Chicago’s South Side. • A. NO CHANGE • B. evidence: an • C. evidence; an • D. evidence an
11th Grade English • #4 Despite the obstacles that she faced in school, Cisneros completed not only high school but also college. Her persistence paid off in her twenties, when Cisneros was admitted to the prestigious Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. Cisneros soon observed that most of her classmates seemed to have a common set of memories, based on middle-class childhoods, from which to draw in their writing. Cisneros felt decided out of place. • A. NO CHANGE • B. deciding • C. decidedly • D. decidedly and
11th Grade English • #5. Today, this book is read by middle school, high school, and college students, across the United States. • A. NO CHANGE • B. and, college students, • C. as well as, college students, • D. and college students
11th Grade English • #6. Cisneros uses her influence as a successful writer to help other Latina and Latino writers get their works published. But having made the argument that, in order for large numbers of young Latinos to achieve literary success, the educational system itself must change. • A. NO CHANGE • B. she argues that, • C. arguing that, • D. she argues that, when
CPW 11th Grade English • Exchange your answer sheet with that of another squad… • Launch the ANSWERS video.