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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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