Language Arts Quarter 1 Exam Study Guide
This serves as an outline of all material included in the Quarter 1 Exam. Start studying now! Do not wait until the weekend, or next week, to review the material. Identify your “problem areas,” and spend extra time on these.
1. Distinguish between homonyms, homographs, and homophones.
2. Identify pronouns and their antecedents, even if antecedent is in different sentence.
3. Identify types of sentences as interrogative, imperative, exclamatory, and declarative.
4. Know the difference between common and proper nouns, and concrete versus abstract nouns. Be able to explain the differences, and cite original examples of each.
5. Identify simple subjects, complete subjects, simple predicates, and complete predicates. Explain the difference between simple and complete as it applies to subjects and predicates. Be able to write a sentence that contains a complete subject that differs from the simple subject, and a complete predicate that differs from the simple predicate.
6. Be able to identify fragments and run-ons.
7. Be able to correctly order sentences using time and order words.
8. Identify prefixes and suffixes in words.
9. Know all spelling words. There have been 6 sets of 20 spelling words. That is 120 words!
10. Know how to create a Venn Diagram.
11. Know the steps of the writing process, and how to complete each step.
12. Know the correct proofreading marks. Be able to use proofreading marks to edit mistakes.
Reading Quarter 1 Exam Study Guide
This serves as an outline of all material included in the Quarter 1 Exam. Start studying now! Do not wait until the weekend, or next week, to review the material. Identify your “problem areas,” and spend extra time on these. Use your Unit 1 Assessment book to study details, as well as returned homework and notes in Writer’s Notebooks.
The exam will include content from stories, as well as comprehension strategies and skills. All stories from Unit 1 will be covered on the exam. These are The Fire Builder, Amaroq the Wolf, On Top of the World, Saint George and the Dragon, A Picture Book of Jesse Owens, and Back to the Drawing Board.
- Apply various reading strategies to read a selection and answer comprehension questions. Monitoring and adjusting reading speed is especially important in order to ensure you finish the test.
- Know the main ideas and supporting details of all stories covered in Unit 1.
- There are 30 vocabulary words from Unit 1. Know the definitions of each word. Be able to use each word in the correct context.
- Know the purpose of the Concept/Question board.
- Define the unit theme of perseverance, and give examples of characters from Unit 1 who have shown perseverance. Be able to apply perseverance to your own life in comparison to characters in Unit 1.
- Know all comprehension strategies covered in Unit 1. These include Monitoring and Clarifying, Predicting, Summarizing, Asking Questions, Visualizing, and Monitoring and Adjusting Reading Speed. Be able to define and apply strategies to examples in stories.
- Know all comprehension skills covered in Unit 1. These include Author’s Purpose, Cause and Effect, Sequencing, Main Idea and Supporting Details, Compare and Contrast, Making Inferences, and Drawing Conclusions. Be able to define and apply skills to examples in stories.
- Be able to apply strategies and skills to your personal reading and life experiences. Be able to assess the significance of strategies and skills.