Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Take My Final Exam!

1. Draw the plot chart. Label it. Give definitions for the first and last points.


2. If an ad slogan says, “Everyone is doing it—you should too!”, what kind of ad technique is being used?


3. Choose any two poetry types. For each, give three characteristics.
Type_______________ Type________________
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.

4. Identify the rhyme scheme of this poem:
Today I managed something
That I’ve never done before
I turned in this week’s spelling quiz
And got a perfect score

5. What kind of poem is this?
There once was an old man from Esser
Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser
It at last grew so small,
He knew nothing at all,
And now he’s a college professor.

6. Write the mnemonic sentence for the parts of speech.

7. Write the parts of speech. Give a definition for EACH. Give examples for FOUR of them.


8. Identify the parts of speech in the following sentences. EACH WORD must be identified. Be specific!

John walked slowly toward me.

She resembles a green monster.

Wow! My cat won a gold medal!

Cats and dogs are friendly animals.

9. Read this short passage:
Pat left all the car windows open. Pat also did not lock the car doors. That night it poured for three hours.

Make an inference about Pat:

Make a prediction for what will happen:


10. What is wrong with this dialogue excerpt? Fix it so it is in correct play script format.

William: walks to door. When will I see you again


11. A book is divided into chapters. What is a play divided into?


12. You pick up a book and look at the back. The story is about a young soldier and a nurse who meet during the War of 1812. What genre bin does it belong to?


13. Identify the type of figurative language in each sentence. For each type, give a definition.

You are the sunshine of my life.
Type:
Definition:
It’s so cold that my fingers have turned to icicles.
Type:
Definition:
His face was as pale as the moon.
Type:
Definition:

14. Decide where each word goes and write it in the blank. NOTE: Not all words in word bank will be used!!
Word bank: they’re, their, college, break, there, where, collage, brake, were, wear

When I go to ______________ I will major in chemistry.

_____________ is _____________ house?

I better get my _____________ fixed; I don’t want to get in a car accident.

What ___________ they doing over _____________?


15. Draw a four square. Fill it out in response to this prompt:
What are the three most important inventions of all time?

Use the four square equation! Remember, a four square should not take very long.

ON THE BACK of this page, write the FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS of the corresponding essay.

6 comments:

Mr. Lawrence said...

Whoa. I can tell you right now I would at least get a few of these wrong. Which is bad ... considering my 'forte' is English ... :-(

I can never remember the 'types' of poems ... now I have to look this up and refresh my memory. Gee, thanks. Now I have homework. ;-)

Lady S said...

1. Draw the plot chart. Label it. Give definitions for the first and last points.
Uh...no

2. If an ad slogan says, “Everyone is doing it—you should too!”, what kind of ad technique is being used?
bandwagon

3. Choose any two poetry types. For each, give three characteristics.
Type_______________ Type________________
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.


4. Identify the rhyme scheme of this poem:
Today I managed something
That I’ve never done before
I turned in this week’s spelling quiz
And got a perfect score

a-b-c-b

5. What kind of poem is this?
There once was an old man from Esser
Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser
It at last grew so small,
He knew nothing at all,
And now he’s a college professor.

limerick

6. Write the mnemonic sentence for the parts of speech.

7. Write the parts of speech. Give a definition for EACH. Give examples for FOUR of them.
noun - person, place, or thing - table
verb - action, thought or idea - jump
adjective - modifies a noun - purple
adverb - modifies a verb or adjective - gladly
pronoun - takes the place of a noun - she
conjunction - brings two sentences together - but
interjection - - Hey!
preposition - -above

8. Identify the parts of speech in the following sentences. EACH WORD must be identified. Be specific!

John walked slowly toward me.
noun verb adverb preposition pronoun
She resembles a green monster.
pronoun verb adjective adjective noun
Wow! My cat won a gold medal!
Interj pronoun noun verb adj adj noun
Cats and dogs are friendly animals.
noun conj noun verb adv noun

9. Read this short passage:
Pat left all the car windows open. Pat also did not lock the car doors. That night it poured for three hours.


Make an inference about Pat:
Pat is forgetful (or stupid).
Make a prediction for what will happen:
The inside of the car will be all wet, unless it got stolen.

10. What is wrong with this dialogue excerpt? Fix it so it is in correct play script format.

William: (walks to door) When will I see you again?


11. A book is divided into chapters. What is a play divided into?
scenes and acts

12. You pick up a book and look at the back. The story is about a young soldier and a nurse who meet during the War of 1812. What genre bin does it belong to?
historical fiction


13. Identify the type of figurative language in each sentence. For each type, give a definition.

You are the sunshine of my life.
Type: idiom
Definition:
It’s so cold that my fingers have turned to icicles.
Type: metaphor
Definition:
His face was as pale as the moon.
Type:simile
Definition:

14. Decide where each word goes and write it in the blank. NOTE: Not all words in word bank will be used!!
Word bank: they’re, their, college, break, there, where, collage, brake, were, wear

When I go to college I will major in chemistry.

Where is their house?

I better get my brake fixed; I don’t want to get in a car accident.

What were they doing over there?


15. Draw a four square. Fill it out in response to this prompt:
What are the three most important inventions of all time?

I don't really know what a four square equation is.
If I did, I would say:
toothbrush
a/c
plastic

Use the four square equation! Remember, a four square should not take very long.

ON THE BACK of this page, write the FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS of the corresponding essay.

I pledge...
Lady S

Schoolgal said...

Pat could be a character in those "dumb blonde" jokes, or the fat husband on a CBS sitcom.

I hope you tell us what a four square is: but I would go with:
1. red convertibles
2. Tier I pension (now obsolete)
3. George Clooney

Anonymous said...

What on earth is a "four square"??????

Jules the Crazy said...

lady s--very good!
#13: first one is a metaphor, second is hyperbole.

with parts of speech, i've been working with the kids on identifying types of nouns, verbs, and pronouns (subject, object, possessive). the tests haven't shown that most of them have mastered that, however...i hope their next year continues it!

a four square is a graphic organizer that actually has five squares (one in the middle), that students use to build a five-paragraph essay. it helps them break down their paragraph topics and details to support each. it's kind of annoying because many of them still can't/don't/won't use it correctly...but oh well. the principal wants us all to use it, and it does seem to help the kids think/write more clearly.

schoolgal: i wrote it as 'pat' specifically to not give any gender connotations. it's interesting to see how the kids interpreted it! so far (i'm around halfway done with that part) it's skewing slightly female.

and i hope you can give some specific details to support why mr clooney is the best invention of all time. :)

interjection: a word that shows excitement or emotion

preposition: shows where...i totally owe graycie for her "where did the mouse run?" lesson on prepositions.

Lady S said...

And this is why I teach second grade.

What is your mnemonic? I would love to share it with my kids. They are pretty good with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjections (conjunction-junction, what's your function?).

What is the answer to #2? I've never studied advertising.