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1 Tips for Success!

2 Tips included can be applied to any test you take, not just CDTs Use what you want/need, trash the rest You know yourself best! Upcoming slides: Examples of some of the Student Areas of Need See Word Document Titled: 2011-2012 First Test Data Sample Items included Tips included with explanations of questions

3 R7.B.2.2.2: Explain, interpret, and/or describe the effectiveness of the point of view used by the author. Why is an omniscient narrator most likely used to describe events in the passage? A. to develop a biased attitude toward Allysa B. to provide further understanding of both sisters feelings C. to explain why Allysa had been away from home for so long D. to describe the conditions on the family farm What is the effect of the first person point of view in the passage? A. It gives an objective description of Franklins actions. B. It provides a historical perspective of Franklins contributions. C. It gives an entertaining account of Franklins influence on others. D. It provides a thorough understanding of Franklins opinions.

4 R7.B.2.1.1: Identify, explain, interpret, describe, and/or analyze the examples of personification, simile, alliteration, metaphor, hyperbole, and imagery in text. Read the lines from the poem. The flowers huddle together / bent and trembling from the fierceness of the October wind. What do these lines most suggest about the flowers? A. They appear to be frightened. B. They seem to be cheerful. C. They appear to be curious. D. They seem to be lonely. After getting off the ride, Mike felt a little ill. That night at dinner, he ate like his stomach was the size of a pea. What is the authors purpose for using the simile? A. to suggest that Mike ate very little at dinner B. to imply that Mike lives outside of the city C. to indicate that Mike ate very slowly at dinner D. to show that Mike likes to visit amusement parks

5 R7.B.1.2.1: Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate connections between texts. In which way are the poem and the passage similar? A. Both examine the value of nature in bringing serenity to life. B. Both suggest that family always supports its members. C. Both examine how hard life can be living in a big city. D. Both reveal that experience brings clarity to ones thoughts. See SAT PREP Guidelines and Practice

6 R7.B.2.2.1: Identify, explain, and/or describe the point of view of the narrator as first person or third person point of view. Why is the first person point of view used in the poem? A. to convey to the reader the setting of the sea B. to convince the reader to visit the sea C. to express the speakers thoughts about the sea D. to create the imagery of the shells by the sea Which point of view is used in the passage? A. first person, through Kayla B. third person, through Kayla C. first person, through Ron D. third person, through Ron

7 R7.B.2.1.2: Identify, explain, interpret, describe, and/or analyze the authors purpose for and effectiveness at using figurative language in text. What is the authors purpose for comparing the sea with a hug? A. to emphasize how the sea makes us forget the past B. to emphasize how unpredictable the sea can be C. to emphasize how the sea makes us feel secure D. to emphasize how deep the sea can be

8 L.F.2.5.3: Identify and analyze how stage directions, monologue, dialogue, soliloquy, and dialect support dramatic script. Which stage direction from the passage best reveals insight into James personality? A. (He rises from the chair.) B. (as he walks toward the door) C. (with a certain solemnity) D. (He turns and recites the words.)

9 R6.B.3.2.1: Identify exaggeration (bias) in nonfictional text. Which sentence from the advertisement is an example of exaggeration? A. The kit includes paints, brushes, paper, and a painting instruction book. B. See the photo that features a painting made with the Blooming Artist Kit. C. Blooming Artist Kit will make every child want to paint. D. If you order now, you will pay no shipping charge for the kit.

10 R6.B.3.2.2: Identify, explain, and/or interpret how the author uses exaggeration (bias) in nonfictional text. Which sentence from the passage contains an example of exaggeration? A. The community center offers swim classes every day. B. You can take swim lessons in the morning or at night. C. The community center has the best swim teachers in the world. D. Last year all of the swim classes were full by the start of summer. Which sentence from the passage contains an example of exaggeration? A. This is the most useful gift you could ever make. B. Pencil holders come in many shapes and sizes. C. Arrange the photos on a piece of construction paper. D. Decide which photos you would like to glue to the pencil holder.

11 R6.B.3.1.1: Identify, explain, and/or interpret statements of fact and opinion in nonfictional text. Which sentence from the passage expresses an opinion? A. Moose live in Alaska and Canada. B. Moose are very interesting animals. C. Moose have long legs so they can walk through deep snow. D. Moose will eat many different kinds of plants and fruits. Which sentence from the passage is an example of an opinion? A. Susan B. Anthony was born in Massachusetts. B. She learned to read and write at the age of three. C. In 1839, she became a teacher in the state of New York. D. Susan B. Anthony did important work for womens rights.

12 R7.B.3.1.1: Explain, interpret, describe, and/or analyze the use of facts and opinions to make a point or construct an argument in nonfictional text. Read the sentence from the passage.... her zeal, her devotion, and her perseverance would yield to no rebuff and to no difficulty. What does the opinion used in the sentence contribute to the passage? A. It indicates that some people have a negative opinion of Florence Nightingale. B. It implies that Florence Nightingale was concerned with what others thought of her. C. It suggests that Florence Nightingale was dedicated to the success of her work. D. It shows that some people admire the use of mathematics by Florence Nightingale.

13 R7.B.3.2.1: Identify, explain, interpret, describe, and/or analyze bias and propaganda techniques in nonfictional text. Read the sentences from the advertisement. Wait until all of your friends see your new backpack! They will all want one as well! What feeling is this emotional appeal designed to inspire in the reader? A. affection B. curiosity C. security D. pride

14 R7.A.2.3.1: Make inferences and/or draw conclusions based on information from text. How does Annalynn first seem to feel about moving to a new town? A. excited B. thankful C. angry D. worried Based on the information in the passage, what is the most likely reason that people enjoy bike riding? A. It is a relaxing activity. B. It is a difficult activity. C. It allows people to spend time with friends. D. It allows people to travel far from their homes. See SAT PREP Guidelines and Practice

15 R7.A.2.6.1: Identify and/or describe the authors intended purpose of text. What is the authors purpose for writing the passage? A. to teach the reader how to grow oranges B. to convince the reader to buy oranges C. to explain to the reader the history of oranges D. to describe for the reader the taste of oranges What is the authors purpose for writing the passage? A. to persuade the reader to buy new shoes for walking B. to describe for the reader the best places for walking C. to inform the reader of the health benefits of walking D. to teach the reader tips for how to best enjoy walking

16 R8.A.1.5.1: Summarize the key details and events of a fictional text as a whole. Read the incomplete summary of the passage. Seagraves walks down toward the oxen. He lies down on the ground and watches the different animals at work and at play. Seagraves hears the neighbors as they go about their daily lives. Which sentence best completes the summary? A. Seagraves hears the cry of birds. B. Seagraves is inspired by the scenes of the land. C. Seagraves is nervous about the surrounding activity. D. Seagraves hears the sound of wagons.

17 R8.A.1.5.1: Summarize the key details and events of a fictional text as a whole. (Continued) Read the incomplete summary of the passage. Apples are a commonly eaten fruit with many health benefits. Apples are good for the heart since they contain antioxidants, fiber, and flavonoids. Studies have shown that apples can provide protection against asthma. Which sentence best completes the summary? A. Cloudy apple juice is better for the body than clear apple juice. B. People should eat three medium-sized apples per week to get their key benefits. C. The apple is actually a member of the rose family. D. The apple tree originally came from Europe and Asia.

18 What do you think will be most helpful? Added suggestions from your own tips/techniques? Anything I missed?


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