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1 SQUADS ACT Prep Subject: 9 th Grade English Learning Intentions - Today, I am going to practice College Readiness Standards in English: 1.Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy: Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy: Topic Development in Terms of Purpose and Focus: Organization, Unity, and Coherence: Success Criteria – I am successful if I can… 1.Delete obviously synonymous and wordy material 2.Delete obviously synonymous and wordy material 3.Add a sentence to emphasize the main point 4.Add a sentence that provides an effective link between sentences CPW

2 9 th Grade English You will have 1 minute and 30 seconds to work on each question individually. You will have 1 minute and 30 seconds to work as a group and write your rationales for each answer.

3 9 th Grade English 1.Between 1941 and 1955, Carson published three books about the sea and seashore before what was to be her last and most important book begun, Silent Spring. A.NO CHANGE B.beginning what was to be her last and most important book, C.her last and most important book was to be beginning, D.it was to begin, what was to be her last and most important book

4 9 th Grade English 2.When we moved there from the city, my sisters and I were in our teens, but my brother, who was the youngest brother, was only three years old. A.NO CHANGE B.brother was the youngest, because he C.brother, being younger than us, D.brother

5 9 th Grade English 3.Each family member shared in managing the farm. My younger sister raised the chickens and rabbits, and my older sister and I helped my father prepare the fields for planting. We all worked in the garden, where we raised vegetables my mother would freeze or can. [3] My brother was too young to participate in much of this, so he was left to pick up the fallen pecans in our small orchard. The writer wants to add a sentence in section [3] that would emphasize the challenge of this way of life. Which of the following would best accomplish that purpose? A. Farming is not for everyone. B. I remember well those days in the country. C. Our grandparents spent their lives on a farm. D. We worked long, hard hours.

6 9 th Grade English 4.Perhaps the most memorable chore on the farm was milking the two goats. They provided all of our milk, cheese, and ice cream. [4] We three older children took turns trudging out to the barn in the early morning or late evening with a milking pail in hand. Which of the following should be inserted into [4] to provide the most effective link for the preceding and following sentences? A.The ice cream offered a strong incentive to take good care of the goats. B.Feta is a particularly tasty cheese made from goat’s milk. C.There are a number of communities and cultures that make use of goat’s milk. D.Some people prefer goat’s milk to cow’s milk.

7 Now ‘Squad Up’ and replay this PPT. Use the Student Answer/Rationale Sheet. Then exchange your Squad’s answer sheet with that of another squad. Launch the ANSWERS video. SQUADS ACT Prep Subject: 9 th Grade English CPW


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