Test Overview

The Fiction Excerpt

The Poem

The Informational Text

Writing from Sources

Text Analysis

Common Core ELA Study Resources

Click on the link below to access the video’s Powerpoint slides

Powerpoint*This material is referenced in the review video

Study Resources

    1. http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/how-do-close-reading 
      “How to Do a Close Reading” One thing is for certain…the exam demands students “close read” the text.
      Teachers & Students
    2. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/reading_lit.html
      Another “Close Reading” guide.
      Teachers & Students
    3. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.html
      A comprehensive glossary of literary terms.
      Mostly Teachers
    4. http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7519.Stephen_King_s_Booklist_from_On_Writing_
      For students who don’t know what to read: an eclectic list of books from Stephen King’s
      On Writing.  Teachers & Students
    5. http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/35284.Book_List_from_How_To_Read_Literature_Like_a_Professor
      For students who don’t know what to read: a more “classical” list of suggestions, sure to challenge you. From Foster’s How To Read Literature Like a Professor  
      Teachers & Students
    6. http://achievethecore.org/
      Examples of assessment, curriculum, and professional development that aligns to the common core. K-12, ELA & Math.
      Teachers & Administrators
    7. ELA Regents Exam Materials
      Test overview, writing rubrics, the same exemplar test we covered in the video, and justifications for the texts and the answers. Pages 60 – 85 are what students should have in front of them while they watch.
      Teachers & Students
    8. Appendix_B
      A really good resource for short excerpts that align to the common core. Ideal for close reads, as well as to get a good idea of the complexity level the Common Core is demanding. K-12, as well as ELA/Social Studies.
    9. Christy’s Classroom
      Teachers & Students

Works Cited

Canada, Mark. All American: Glossary of Literary Terms. n.d. 14 April 2014.

“Core Standards.” n.d. Index of assets. PDF. 14 April 2014.

Emery. Book List from How To Read Literature Like a Professor. 3 April 2013. 14 April 2014.

“Engage NY.” n.d. Engage NY. 14 April 2014.

Jason. Stephen King’s Booklist from “On Writing”. 4 November 2010. 14 April 2014.

Kain, Patricia. Harvard College Writing Center: How to Do a Close Reading. 1998. 14 April 2014.

Student Achievement Partners . Achieve the Core. n.d. 14 April 2014.

Wheeler, K. Close Reading of a Literary Passage. 14 March 2014. 14 April 2014.

—. Literary Terms and Definitions. 14 March 2014. 14 April 2014.