- TEST BLUEPRINT – This will give you the best idea about what is on the test!
- English 2 Parent, Student & Teacher Guide – Want to know what to expect? Here’s the scoop. Plus, there’s a short practice test and answer key included.
- Short Practice Test and Answer Key
- Test and Item Specifications
- Writing Rubric
Test Prep Videos
Use the videos linked here as a review for the English II EOI Exam. These videos are meant to be used as a “refresher” for students and not as a replacement for working knowledge of the concepts presented.
*All videos have been sourced through a variety of media outlets including YouTube. Epic Charter Schools does not own the content.
VIDEO: Reading and Literature
- Literal Understanding
- Inferences and Interpretation
- Summary and Generalization
- 4 Analysis and Evaluation
- Literary Genres Literary Genres ; Literary Genres 2
- Literary Elements Literary Elements Rap ; Literary Elements with music
- Figurative Language Figurative Language Rap ; Figurative Language or what do you really mean?
- Literary Works: This standard covers reading and responding to historically and culturally significant works of literature; Analyze and evaluate works of literature and the historical context in which they were written; Analyze and evaluate literature from various cultures to broaden cultural awareness; Compare works that express the recurrence of archetypal (universal) characters, settings, and themes in literature and provide evidence to support the ideas expressed in each work.
Research and Information: Understand how to research and organize that information.
VIDEO: Writing, Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
- Writing – the writing process – includes prewriting strategies, multiple drafts, editing, final draft, self-evalution with rubric Writing Process Animation ; Writing process stick people
- Writing – understanding the writing prompt for a narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective mode. Writing at least 1,500 words or more; adjusting tone and style according to prompt; supporting ideas with references. Types of Writing
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
- Standard Usage
- Mechanics and Spelling
- Sentence and Structure
ONLINE PRACTICE TEST FOR ACE English II (scroll down to page 19) Practice Test
THE FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY The Five-Paragraph Essay
WRITING QUOTATIONS IN YOUR ESSAYS How to Integrate Quotations in Writing Essays
How are the tests scored?
Advanced: Students demonstrate superior performance on challenging subject matter of all measured standards and objectives included in the English II Oklahoma C3 framework. Students performing at the Advanced performance level consistently demonstrate an ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret abstract text. They demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a broad variety of literary forms and a thorough understanding of correct Standard English usage. Students consistently display a sophisticated comprehension of literary elements and techniques and recognize their effects on the development of the various literary forms. Students apply a wide variety of research strategies for organizing and interpreting factual information. Written responses demonstrate superior levels of focused topic support, advanced organization and planning, varied word choice and sentence structure, and few grammar, usage, or mechanical errors. Students demonstrate adept understanding of strategies and skills for reading and comprehending literature and for writing. Students use strategic thinking to analyze literature, generate ideas, make inferences and predictions, and restructure information. Students use extended thinking to synthesize elements, integrate ideas, establish criteria, and judge outcomes.
Proficient: Students demonstrate mastery over appropriate subject matter of all measured standards and objectives included in the English II Oklahoma C3 framework. Proficient students are ready for the next course or level of education, as applicable. Students scoring Proficient use a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, and evaluate secondary-level reading material (both fiction and nonfiction) through literal understanding, inferences, interpretation, generalization, analysis, and evaluation. Students demonstrate an understanding of various literary forms and regularly apply basic research strategies to organize and interpret factual information. They demonstrate a general understanding of how literary elements and techniques affect the development of various literary forms. Students at this level demonstrate an adequate understanding of correct Standard English usage. Written responses demonstrate focused support of the topic, adequate organization and planning, appropriate word choice, varied sentence structures, and limited grammar,usage, or mechanical errors. Students demonstrate competent strategies and skills for reading and comprehending literature and for writing.
Limited Knowledge: Students demonstrate partial mastery of the essential knowledge and skills expected of all measured standards and objectives included in the English II Oklahoma C3 framework. Students scoring Limited Knowledge demonstrate inconsistent strategies in comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of secondary-level reading material (both fiction and nonfiction) and demonstrate some understanding of the various literary forms. They demonstrate an understanding of some basic literary elements and techniques and their effect on a limited number of literary forms. Students at this level demonstrate only a partial understanding of correct use of Standard English, and they inconsistently apply simple research strategies when organizing and interpreting factual information. Written 2 responses indicate minimal focus, limited support of the topic, little or no organization and/or planning, vague and/or inappropriate word choice, and frequent errors in basic sentence structure and grammar, usage, and mechanics that limit readability.
Unsatisfactory: Students have not performed at least at the Limited Knowledge level and will need comprehensive remedial instruction in English II.