Today we reviewed everything that we have learned and practiced for our unit test tomorrow. I made a sample test that we used today in class.

Items that will be on the test include:

  • Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole, Personification, Alliteration
  • Character Traits
  • Point of View: First person, Second person, Third person limited, Third person omniscient
  • Tone
  • Mood
  • Theme
  • 4 types of conflict: Character v. Character; Character v. Self; Character v. Nature; Character v. Society
  • Inferences
  • Symbolism
  • Need to be able explain why the myth exists. This will be specific to the myth that they are reading. For example, to explain how the world was created would be the explanation for the myth about Gaea and the story of creation according to Greek mythology.

The whole test is 10 multiple choice questions, 2 short answer questions (7 lines), 1 Extended Response Question.

I expect students to finish the test in class tomorrow. After attendance they will have the entire class period (roughly 45 minutes) to take the test.

There is only 1 reading passage.

Unfortunately, I will be out tomorrow at the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) training that I attended earlier this month. All of the Language Arts teachers in the building will be at this training. However, we will only have one more training left which isn’t until February. YAY!

This means that the students will take the test with the substitute. I think they will do a great job and knowing that it is a test they should not be talking and be on best behavior for the substitute.

When they finish their test they will want to bring a book to read (ideally, their book they plan on using for their book talk) silently at their desk.

Homework:

Study your study guide to review for your test tomorrow.

Read at least 20 minutes to prepare for your book talk on Thursday, October 24!

~Mrs. Finley

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