340 Middle School Reading-ELA Test Prep Common Core Questions for State Exams

340 Middle School Reading-ELA Test Prep Common Core Questions for State Exams
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Are you looking for a test prep resource that will help your students be prepared for the types of questions that they will see on your reading and language arts state exams? The following resource includes 340 rigorous questions patterned after released state exams as well as the question banks from print and electronic resources from some of the top test prep vendors. You will not find a question stem bank this large and diverse anywhere! This tool is the ideal test prep tool for grades 6-8 because it uses the specific wording that will be used on the state exams. The question stems are separated by topics in reading and ELA including the following areas:
Reading Literary and Informational Texts:
• Theme
• Plot Structure
• Characterization
• Point of View
• Main Ideas and Supporting Details
• Summarizing Texts
• Connections and Distinctions
• Drawing and Supporting Inferences
• Author's Purpose
• Figurative and Connotative Meanings
• Word Choice and Tone
• Paragraph organizational Structure
• Author's Argument, Claims, and Evidence
• Drama Structure
• Suspense and Humor

Language Arts:
• Introduction and Concluding Sentences
• Supporting and Developing Topics
• Appropriate Transitions
• Varied Sentence Structure
• Precise Language and Sensory Details
• Task, Purpose, and Audience
• Revising and Editing Writing
• Gathering Relevant Information
• Citing Information
• Using Verbs in Mood
• Active and Passive Voice
• Reference Materials
• Figures of Speech
• Denotations and Connotations
• Context Clues
• Roots and Affixes
• Word Relationships (Synonyms and Antonyms)

Teachers can use the resources to expose students to the specific wording that the state exams will use. These question stems can easily be implemented with any core text or activity, and students will be able to identify the different ways in which a topic can be addressed using a variety of question types. The questions are excellent tools for close readings of informational and literary texts, text annotation activities, and creating challenging and rigorous assessments. Students who use this resource will be well prepared for any state exam.

Dr. Joel C. Boyce by Over 340 Reading and ELA Test Prep Common Core Questions for State Exams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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