English Standardized Test Powerpoint

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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126 pages
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This powerpoint has 126 slides of tips, questions, and descriptions of common areas covered on an English standardized test. I have taught ACT and other standardized test prep for a decade. This Powerpoint combines my experience and knowledge into a powerpoint that covers common problem areas during student prep.

This powerpoint has 126 slides. They are divided into six main areas:

1. Verbs: subject-verb agreement, active and passive voice, tense shifts, agreement with voice and mood

2. Pronouns: antecedent agreement, indefinite pronoun agreement with verbs, agreement with number, gender, person, and case

3. Parallelism: phrases, clauses, and words

4. Sentences: fragments, run-ons, and comma splices

5. Modifiers: misplaced, dangling, unnecessary comparisons, and improper punctuation

6. Wordy constructs and faulty structure: focus, support, and organization

32 slides are sample problems addressing the rules previously given. The slide that follows each problem gives the answer and an explanation.

Since this powerpoint is geared for older students, general lists are not included. For example, every type of pronoun is not included; however, lists that provide tricky areas are, such as collective nouns and indefinite pronouns that can be plural or singular.

Use this Powerpoint to provide a brief overview before test prep or before a standardized test to reinforce the most common areas of struggle. The preview will give you an idea of the layout but if you still have questions, please message me and I will return your message quickly.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use parallel structure.


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