- TEST BLUEPRINT – This will give you the best idea about what is on the test.
- English 3 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 III 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 – Literal vs. Inferential Questions
- Inferences and Interpretation
- Summary and Generalization
- 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
- Standard Usage
- Mechanics and Spelling
- Sentence and Structure
- Manuscript Conventions
ONLINE PRACTICE TEST FOR ACE English II (scroll down to page 20) 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 full and complete understanding of all measured standards and objectives included in the English III framework. In addition to having this level of English III skills and the ability to independently apply these skills, students Advanced level are consistently effective in conducting analysis of organizational patterns authors’ positions in complex literature. Students at this level demonstrate the ability to utilize MLA document or similar parenthetical style for organization of research and demonstrate the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources. Students write responses that demonstrate thorough support, successfully address the prompt in the mode requested, use appropriate word choice, use variety in sentence structure, and have few errors in grammar and mechanics. Students at this level are clearly prepared to excel in higher level English classes and in job functions that require application of English III knowledge and skills.
Proficient: Students demonstrate mastery of the language arts knowledge, skills, and processes expected of all students at the End-of-Instruction in English III as follows: students typically demonstrate adequate ability in applying knowledge of word origins for determining meanings of new words encountered and correct usage of those words; use a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, and evaluate secondary-level reading material (both fiction and nonfiction) including analysis of organizational patterns and authors’ positions; demonstrate a general understanding of a wide variety of literary forms and elements; demonstrate a general understanding of how literary elements and techniques affect the development of, and the connections between, a variety of literary forms; use basic research strategies to organize and interpret factual information; demonstrate a general understanding of correct use of Standard English. Students write responses that demonstrate adequate support, address the prompt somewhat successfully, use acceptable word choice, use some variety in sentence structure, and have few errors in grammar and mechanics. Students at this level regularly and independently apply a wide variety of research strategies for organizing and interpreting factual information and research. Students demonstrate a thorough understanding of correct Standard English usage and apply correct Standard English to writing. Students at this level are prepared to succeed in higher level English classes and in job functions that require application of English III knowledge and skills.
Limited Knowledge: Students typically demonstrate a partial mastery/understanding of the knowledge and skills expected of all students at the End-of-Instruction in English III. Students are inconsistent in demonstrating the Satisfactory level competencies. They typically use a limited number of strategies to comprehend, interpret, and evaluate secondary-level reading material; demonstrate some understanding of the various literary forms; use simple research strategies to organize and interpret factual information; display partial understanding of correct Standard English usage; demonstrate an understanding of some basic literary elements and techniques and their effect on a limited number of literary forms when explicitly stated; write responses with minimal focus, limited support, little or insufficient organization and planning, vague or inappropriate word choice, and frequent errors in basic sentence structure.
Unsatisfactory: Students do not demonstrate even a Limited Knowledge level of the skills of English III. Students scoring at the Unsatisfactory level need comprehensive remedial instruction in English III.