Nat review in english (week 2)

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  • Which sentences are closest in meaning to the five sentences below? 1. a. 2. c 3. c 4. b 5. b
  • Which sentences are closest in meaning to the five sentences below? 1. a. 2. c 3. c 4. b 5. b
  • Nat review in english (week 2)

    1. 1. Navotas National High School M. Naval St., Navotas City NAT REVIEW IN ENGLISH (WEEK 2) February 22, 2014
    2. 2. TARGET COMPETENCIES A. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on details/specific B. Determine the author’s tone and purpose for writing C. Paraphrase and summarize passages to demonstrate understanding D. Interpret and match information presented in diagrams with corresponding reading texts
    3. 3. OPENING ACTIVITY
    4. 4. What enabled you to fill in the gaps in the comic strips? Do you know what skill it is?
    5. 5. REVIEW POINTS What is inference? • A logical guess or conclusion based on evidence and prior knowledge. • What is in the passage + what you already know = inference.
    6. 6. Types of Inference questions • • • • • • • • • What can the reader infer about the character? What inference can be made? What is the mood (feeling created) in the story? What is the character feeling? What is a character doing? What happened in the story? What will happen in the story? When does the story take place? Which of these best describes…?
    7. 7. To make an inference you will need to: 1.) Look for evidence or details from the text. 2.) Use your mind and think about what you already know (background knowledge). 3.) Make your inference.
    8. 8. For Example… • You are reading a story that has these three clues in it: – – – You smell smoke. You see smoke coming out of a house. You hear the siren on a fire truck. *Your background knowledge tells you that when there is smoke, there is fire. Also, you already know when you heard sirens, a fire truck is on its way. Therefore, the inference made is a house is on fire and someone as already called the fire department.
    9. 9. Finding Clues In the Text To Answer Questions Tommy and Sarah just got off the school bus. Sarah said, “I smell smoke.” Tommy pointed and yelled, “Sarah, look at the smoke coming out of that house!” In a moment they both heard what sounded like a fire engine siren. The passage suggests that – A.) The house is on fire, and someone called to report it. B.) The house is on fire, and no one called to report it. C.) Someone was burning leaves in the back yard. D.) This was a fire drill.
    10. 10. What is a conclusion? • Evidence from text + evidence from text+ evidence from text = a conclusion
    11. 11. PRACTICE
    12. 12. PARAPHRASING & SUMMARIZING • A paraphrase is a detailed restatement in your own words of a written or sometimes spoken passage. • How do I Paraphrase? When paraphrasing, follow the guidelines listed below: • Include all important ideas mentioned in the original passage but not in the same order. • Keep the length approximately the same as the original. • Do not stress any single point more than another. • Do not change the meaning by adding your own thoughts or views. • Do not use the original sentence structure.
    13. 13. PRACTICE 2 1. What do you think is the most appropriate heading for it? A. My Evening Course. B. My Hobby is Photography. C. My First Photograph. D. Why I Like Photography. 2. Which sentence in the text contains the main point of the writing? A. My hobby, or pastime, is photography. B. I remember being given my first camera at the age of 11 C. The first photo I took was of a deer at the local zoo D. In the future I would like to buy a digital camera.
    14. 14. PRACTICE 2 3. Which sentence best summarises the whole text? A. A description of how the writer's father enjoys photography. B. A description of the writer's hobby, photography, a subject the writer is studying C. An explanation of why the writer enjoys photography D. A description of the writer's evening course.
    15. 15. PRACTICE 2 4. Which sentence best summarises paragraph three? A. GSCE photography is not a very good course. B. He is studying black and white photography, famous photographers and learning how to develop images. C. He is studying many topics on his photography evening course. D. He does not enjoy dark room photography. 5. Which sentence best summarises paragraph two? A. I have been interested in photography since a young age; my father introduced me to his favourite hobby B. Since owning a camera at 11 he has enjoyed photography. C. Young, 11, camera, zoo. D. If it wasn't for his father he wouldn't have liked photography.
    16. 16. PRACTICE: Read the chart below and answer the questions that follow. 1. In which year did the Baseball Marathon cost the most? a. 1979 b. 1980 c. 1981 d. Cannot be determined from the information given
    17. 17. PRACTICE: Read the chart below and answer the questions that follow. 2. Based on the information in the graph, which of the following statements is an opinion? a. Park maintenance saw a reduction in funding in 1981 b. The town’s budget increased for three straight years c. The town cares more about “Children’s Theatre” than “Music in the Park” d. d. The “May Day Festival” budget more than doubled between 1979 and 1980
    18. 18. PRACTICE: Read the chart below and answer the questions that follow. 3. Between 1979 and 1981, how much cumulative money did the town spend on recreation expenditures? a. $91,150 b. $98,900 c. $127,870 d. $317,920
    19. 19. PRACTICE: Read the chart below and answer the questions that follow. 4. In 1991, how many times did John score between an 80 and a 90 on his tests? a. 1 b. 5 c. 7 d. 10
    20. 20. PRACTICE: Read the chart below and answer the questions that follow. 5. Between which two tests did John see the greatest decline in his test scores? a. 1 and 2 b. 3 and 4 c. 5 and 6 d. 9 and 10
    21. 21. PRACTICE: Read the chart below and answer the questions that follow. 5. Between which two tests did John see the greatest decline in his test scores? a. 1 and 2 b. 3 and 4 c. 5 and 6 d. 9 and 10
    22. 22. Look at the chart below: What trends can you identify? 1. Rock Climbing numbers? Growth / Steady / Decline 2. Abseiling numbers? Growth / Steady / Decline 3. Hiking numbers? Growth / Steady / Decline 4. Which activity has seen the biggest relative growth or decline? _____________________ 5. Looking at the chart, can you honestly say why these changes have occurred? Yes /No

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