Semester Exam Review Your exam will include multiple choice questions and one composition question. You will also receive points for the review card assignment. Therefore, these review cards must be finished and submitted on the day of the exam or points will be deducted. All cards should be bound in a zip locked plastic bag with the student’s name and class period clearly noted on the outside of the bag. All cards are to numbered as directed by the teacher: section and number. I. Vocabulary lists 1-4 II. Composition and library information A. Composition a. Elements of a body paragraph and purpose of transition b. Designs of a paragraph c. Order of points within paragraph d. Characteristics of a topic sentence e. Elements of introductory paragraph- What are the parts of a paragraph as discussed in class and as you have outlined? Identify each and give one informational statement about each. f. Contrast of topic sentence and thesis statement g. Direct quotation vs. paraphrase B. Library- the following items from Writer’s, Inc. and old test What types of information may be used to introduce your paper’s subject and interest your reader? (at least five examples) The thesis statement in an essay should be ________ __________ (location) in the introductory paragraph. A topic sentence in a paragraph is located where? Define plagiarism. Distinguish between a works cited page and a bibliography page. Where is this page located in the paper? Identify the following parts of a book: a) _________ is placed at the bottom of a page and either gives the source of information used in the text or adds useful information. b)_________ is an alphabetical list of all the topics covered in the book, with the page number on which each topic is covered c)_________ may follow the body. It provides additional information often in the form of maps, charts, tables, diagrams, or documents. d)_________ lists the names and numbers of the major divisions of the book and the page on which each begins. e)_________ follows the title page. Here you will find the year the copyright was issued. f) _________an alphabetical listing of key words and definitions related to the topic of the book. Identify the four pieces of information found on a title page and used in writing a bibliography. What are the varying (different) sections of books in the ELCA library? Which section has the largest number of books? What is the purpose of a data base? Identify five tools or uses of Destiny Quest? What is the Dewey Decimal System? Give as much detail as you know. What is the national database which the school also has purchased? What are the hours in which the ELCA high school library is opened? How would the following titles be punctuated? Know the rule so that you can punctuate other types of titles. a) novel b) newspaper c) movie d) essay e)short story Define primary source and secondary source. Give an example of each. What information is contained in the following: A. almanac B. atlas C. biographical dictionaries III. Short Stories (plot/character) and literary terms A. Stories a. “The Sniper” b. “The Most Dangerous Game” c. “The Necklace” d. “The Window” e. “The Lady or the Tiger?” f. “Sweet Potato Pie” g. “Marigolds” h. “A Christmas Memory” B. Elements of a short story and definition of each plus figures of speech—know definitions and recognize examples antagonist protagonist direct characterization indirect characterization dynamic character allusion dialect external conflict internal conflict flashback foreshadow symbol The opponent who struggles against or blocks the protagonist in a story. The central character of a story; the one who initiates, propels or drives the action When the writer describes a character directly through actions or words. Using your own judgment or making an inference to decide what a character is like based on details the writer gives us (often through other characters’ observations). A character who changes significantly as a result of events in the story. Reference to a statement, person, place or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science or pop culture. A way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or of a particular group of people (e.g., a southern or mid-western accent) A struggle between a character and an outside force. A struggle between opposing needs or desires within a character’s own mind. Scene in a movie, prose literature, or narrative poem that interrupts the present action of the plot to “flash” backward and tell what happened at an earlier time. The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot. A person, a place, a thing, or an event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself plot setting exposition climax resolution first person point of view third person limited point of view third person omniscient point of view dramatic irony situational irony verbal irony imagery metaphor personification simile as well (cross=religion, black cat=bad luck, crown=royalty, etc.) A series of related events that comprise a story or drama including exposition, rising action, climax, resolution) The time and place of a story or play. The events at the beginning of a story that introduce the characters, the setting, and set up the conflict or situation. The most exciting point in a story that occurs before the resolution—the peak of action/events When the story’s problems are all resolved and the story ends. (see also denouement). Point of view in which one character serves as narrator and tells the story—uses the pronoun “I” Point of view in which a narrator observes all thoughts and feelings of only one character in the story. The narrator is not part of the story. Point of view in which the story is told by an allknowing narrator—uses pronouns “he, she, they”. Although not part of the story, the narrator can tell all things, even thoughts of all characters. A type of irony wherein the audience or reader knows what is going to happen but the characters do not. A type of irony where there is a contrast between what would seem appropriate and what really happens. A type of irony where a writer or speaker says one thing but really means something completely different. Language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste smell) Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles. Metaphors suggest one thing is, are, was or were another thing. A special kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human. Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using a word such as like, as, resembles or than. IV. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (plot/reading guide questions) and characteristics of gothic literature V. Notes and strategies for PSAT and Plan a. parts of each test, guessing suggestions, and type of test-aptitude vs. achievement b. strategies for sentence completion and reading comprehension sections c. specifics concerning writing and usage errors- comma splice, run on, incomplete comparison, capitalization of languages, spelling of numbers, informal usage such as a lot or kid, comma usage The Twelve Days until Exams . . . YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LITERATURE BOOK EACH DAY, YOUR NOTEBOOK, AND ANY HANDOUTS! THESE NEXT DAYS ARE CRUCIAL TO YOUR FINAL GRADE! DAY Day twelveMonday Dec. 2 Day elevenTuesday Day tenWednesday Day nineThurssday Day eightFriday Day sevenMonday Dec. 9 Day sixTuesday Day fiveWednesday Day fourThursday Day threeFriday Day twoMonday Dec. 16 Exams CLASS Semester review items Conclude short story discussion Vocabulary review Class writing-paragraph one Elements of short story review Class writing-paragraph two First four stories details and terms review Class writing-paragraph three Discuss introductory and concluding paragraph Novel aspects and characteristics of Gothic literature reviewClass writing –intro and conclusion Review usage rules Peer proofreading and color marking Review with written questions –class grade Submit typed essay and all preliminary work—paragraph drafts, worksheet, essay first draft, and final with signatures. TEST GRADE IN 25% COLUMN Class writing-reflection Review EXAMS/ DISCUSS WINTER OPTION YOUR HOMEWORK Find and review vocabulary study cards for lists 1-4. Create flash/study cards for section two-“composition and library” as teacher instructs Create study cards for “elements of short story and figures of speech” and review Cards for first four short stories as teacher directs Cards for last four short stories as teacher directs Cards for novel as teacher directs. Review and work on important essay Rewrite essay and secure a reader Type essay as instructed Proofread and attach all items for grade Review If did not submit essay project today, tomorrow is last day. Zeroes are not an option at 25%! Review final aspects for exam to include PSAT/Plan and usage info. Review items not 100% confident! Cards collected before exam as part of grade. DO NOT FORGET. DO NOT DISCARD ANY NOTES FROM FIRST SEMESTER UNLESS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED BY TEACHER.
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