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  • Questions 4,410
  • Vocabulary Terms 271
  • Performance Tasks 373
  • Instructional Videos 168

Test Standards

  1. (D.2.a) Classify and categorize
  2. (D.2.b) Word relationships
  3. (D.3.a) Use context
  4. (D.3.b) Word structure
  5. (D.3.c) Resources
  6. (E.2.a) Prepare
  7. (E.4.a) Main idea
  8. (E.4.b) Directly stated
  9. (E.4.c) Infer, conclude, generalize
  10. (E.4.d) Predictions
  11. (E.4.e) Summarize or paraphrase
  12. (E.4.f) Connect
  1. (A.2.a) Print features
  2. (A.2.b) Graphic aids
  3. (A.2.c) Informational aids
  4. (A.2.d) Organizational aids
  5. (A.2.e) Online features
  6. (A.2.f) Text features
  7. (A.3.a) Organization types
  8. (A.3.b) Meaning and purpose
  9. (A.3.c) Shifts
  10. (A.3.d) Locate information
  11. (A.4.a) Purpose and audience
  12. (A.4.b) Argument, viewpoint, perspective
  13. (A.4.c) Main ideas and messages
  14. (A.4.d) Summarize or paraphrase
  15. (A.4.e) Peripheral information
  16. (A.4.f) Idea relationships
  17. (A.4.g) Synthesize
  18. (A.4.h) Text implications
  19. (A.4.i) Connect text
  20. (A.5.a) Words and phrases
  21. (A.5.b) Tone
  22. (A.5.c) Appropriate tone
  23. (A.5.d) Repetition and variation
  24. (A.6.a) Fulfills purpose
  25. (A.6.b) Structure and text
  26. (A.6.c) Reliability
  27. (A.6.d) Clarity and bias
  28. (A.6.e) Additional information
  29. (A.6.f) Persuasive techniques
  30. (A.6.g) Elements of style
  1. (A.2.a) Text features
  2. (A.3.a) Narrative texts
  3. (A.3.b) Plot
  4. (A.3.c) Setting and mood
  5. (A.3.d) Characterization
  6. (A.3.e) Relationships
  7. (A.3.f) Characters and plot
  8. (A.3.g) Conflicts
  9. (A.3.h) Time
  10. (A.3.i) Point of view
  11. (A.3.j) Narrative elements
  12. (A.4.a) Poetry structures
  13. (A.4.b) Language and features
  14. (A.4.c) Sound elements
  15. (A.4.d) Poetic elements
  16. (A.5.a) Structural features
  17. (A.5.b) Structural features
  18. (A.5.c) Stage directions and dialogue
  19. (A.6.a) Main ideas and themes
  20. (A.6.b) Similar ideas and themes
  21. (A.6.c) Summarize or paraphrase
  22. (A.6.d) Personal connections
  23. (A.6.e) Implications
  24. (A.7.a) Language choices
  25. (A.7.b) Tone
  26. (A.7.c) Appropriate tone
  27. (A.7.d) Figurative language
  28. (A.7.e) Imagery
  29. (A.7.f) Elements of style
  30. (A.8.a) Plausibility
  31. (A.8.d) Structure and purpose
  1. (A.2.a) Personal ideas
  2. (A.2.b) Vivid and figurative language
  3. (A.2.c) Compose to inform
  4. (A.2.d) Compose to persuade
  5. (A.2.e) Writing-to-learn
  6. (A.3.a) Revise texts
  7. (A.3.b) Edit final copies
  8. (A.4.a) Language level
  9. (A.4.b) Connotative and denotative
  10. (A.4.c) Word choice and audience
  11. (A.5.a) Word choice
  12. (A.5.b) Reader response
  13. (A.5.c) Transitions
  14. (A.6.a) Tone
  15. (A.6.b) Justify revisions
  16. (A.7.a) Sources
  17. (A.7.b) Retrieval sources
  18. (A.7.c) Record, document, organize
  19. (A.7.d) Synthesize information
  20. (A.7.e) Credit sources
  1. (A.2.a) Grammatical concepts
  2. (A.2.b) Combine/expand sentences
  3. (A.2.c) Sentences
  4. (A.2.d) Compose sentences
  5. (B.2.a) Agreement
  6. (B.2.b) Consistent verb usage
  7. (B.2.c) Usage errors
  8. (B.2.d) Use resources
  9. (B.2.e) Editorial chioces
  10. (C.2.a) Hyphens, slashes
  11. (C.2.bc) Mechanics
  12. (D.2.a) Spell
  13. (D.2.b) Frequently misspelled
  14. (D.2.c) Spelling resources

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