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Whazzz-up with that Test? 8th Grade ELA NY State ELA • English Language Arts Test • Week of Jan 15th • 2 Mornings in the Cafeteria ZZZZZZZZ… How much time for each part? First day: •45 min. for READING comprehension (short answer and multiple choice) plus •45 min. for LISTENING, taking notes, and writing an essay (This is the 1st essay) How much time? Second day: 60 minutes: Read two selections, answer questions, and write an essay about them (This is the 2nd essay) • Answer their question, including some of their words their words in your introduction • Answer the bulleted points in the body; check them off when done More… •Have a conclusion that relates to the introduction in a new way •Use good vocabulary “superb” vocabulary And More… Use transition words like these: also, For example, another, As noted above, etc. Read over (in a whisper) to hear errors It’s all up to you to do well on the … NY State ELA If you are prepared mentally, you’ll skate through it.
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