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Keystone 2013 literature revised

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Keystone 2013 literature revised

  1. 1. What questions do you haveabout theKeystone Literature Exam?
  2. 2. Literature Keystone ExamsModule 1 – Fiction - Thursday, May 16thModule 2– Nonfiction - Friday, May 17th
  3. 3. Literature Keystone ExamsEACH Module Contains: 23 Multiple-choice questions◦ Each is worth 1 point 4 Constructed Response Questions◦ Each is worth 3 points◦ Responses are scored using item-specificscoring guidelines
  4. 4. Multiple Choice Tips Use the text if needed especially if the questionsstates “in the passage….. On line 2……. In the 3rdparagraph…” Take your time and read carefully◦ Watch for words like EXCEPT, MOST LIKELY, LEASTLIKELY, BEST, and ANTONYM DO NOT leave any questions blank. Make aneducated guess◦ Eliminate choices◦ Use word roots, connotation, and/or context clues
  5. 5. VOCABULARY SKILLSIdentify and/or apply a synonym or antonym of a word used in a text.Identify how the meaning of a word is changed when an affix is added;identify the meaning of a word with an affix from a text.
  6. 6. VOCABULARY SKILLS Use context clues to determine or clarify the meaning ofunfamiliar, multiple-meaning, or ambiguous words.“Growing up in a family that liked adventure equipped her with the skills tobe gregarious in social situations.”What does the word gregarious mean as it is used in the sentence? Draw conclusions about connotations of words.“As Rafael read the first chapter of the book, he became famished to knowthe ending.”Which feeling is being suggested by the use of the word famished?A. eagernessB. compassionC. selfishnessD. confusion
  7. 7. COMPREHENSION SKILLSSummarize the key details and events of a text, inpart or as a whole.
  8. 8. Making Inferences/Drawing conclusions Which sentence from the passage bestsupports the generalization that beautycomes in many forms? Based on information in the passage, whatconclusion can be made about apples?
  9. 9. Analyzing and Interpreting
  10. 10. Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  11. 11. Persuasive Techniques What does the opinion used in the sentence contributeto the passage? Which detail is least essential to the overallunderstanding of the passage?
  12. 12. Text Organization
  13. 13. Multiple Choice Tips Use the text if needed especially if the questionsstates “in the passage….. On line 2……. In the 3rdparagraph…” Take your time and read carefully◦ Watch for words like EXCEPT, MOST LIKELY, LEAST LIKELY,BEST, and ANTONYM DO NOT leave any questions blank. Make aneducated guess◦ Eliminate choices◦ Use word roots, connotation, and/or context clues
  14. 14. Constructed Response Tips Read these questions FIRST then annotate the text forsupport/answer as you read. You will have to useevidence from the text to support your answer Please follow the directions carefully. Reread yourresponse and make sure it answers all parts of thequestion. DO NOT leave any question blank.Students can earn at least some credit by simplyrewording the question as a statement in their response.
  15. 15. SCORING GUIDELINES3 Points• The response provides a clear, complete, and accurate answer to the task.• The response provides relevant and specific information from the passage.2 Points• The response provides a partial answer to the task.• The response provides limited information from the passage and may include inaccuracies.1 Point• The response provides a minimal answer to the task.• The response provides little or no information from the passage and may includeinaccuracies.0 Points• The response is totally incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient information todemonstrate comprehension.
  16. 16. Module 1 FictionConstructed Response QuestionsExample 1: Explain what the author’s purpose is for writingthe passage. Use information from the passage tosupport your explanation.Example 2: Analyze what a character’s thoughts throughoutthe passage reveal about his personality. Use informationfrom the passage to support your explanation.
  17. 17. Module 1 FictionConstructed Response Questions
  18. 18. Module 2 Nonfiction - Samples
  19. 19. Constructed Response Tips Read these questions FIRST then annotate the text forsupport/answer as you read. You will have to useevidence from the text to support your answer Please follow the directions carefully. Reread yourresponse and make sure it answers all parts of thequestion. DO NOT leave any question blank.Students can earn at least some credit by simplyrewording the question as a statement in their response.
  20. 20. Take it seriously & Try your Best Students who do not score proficient oradvanced in May 2013 will receive remediationwhich may impact their free periods, study hallsand electives next year. Students who do not score proficient oradvanced on the May 2013 Keystones willretake them in December 2013.
  21. 21. Remember Bring #2 pencils & your calculator! You are allowed to highlight or write in thetext booklet! (Mark the text as you read!) You have unlimited time to take all sections.
  22. 22. Test Security Students are not allowed to go to their locker oncetesting has started. Students who must use the bathroom need to beescorted there and back. During the entire testing session, students are NOTpermitted to use ANY of the following electronicdevices: cell phones, iPods/MP3s, and personallaptops.
  23. 23. Ticket-OutOn the other side of the index card list:1 Test Taking Tip&1 Skill That Will Be AssessedAlso: please indicate if you want toset up a conference with me

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