- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 156
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you need to prepare for the STAAR English II end-of-course assessment, simply work through this convenient online course. Our experienced instructors guide you through all of the topics that you'll find on the test, and you can take practice quizzes to help you remember key English concepts.
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About This Course
This course can help you review all relevant topics in English II, including reading comprehension and writing skills. We have chapters in analyzing texts and reading informational texts as well as reading persuasive and technical materials. You will also get a breakdown of poetry, drama, prose fiction, nonfiction prose, and media literacy. The content of the course was assembled with direct reference to the reporting categories tested on the exam. Other key topics you will cover in the course include:
- Vocabulary: expansion and use
- Understanding of sensory language
- Parts of speech and grammar
- Spelling and punctuation
- The writing process
- Expository and persuasive writing
About the Exam
The STAAR English II assessment is used as an end-of-course exam in Texas to ensure that students have achieved the learning standards set by the state. The exam grade is split 50/50 between the reading and writing sections. Most questions in either section are in a multiple-choice format, but the two short-answer questions and the required written composition are heavily weighted at 46% of the final grade.
Preparing & Registering for the STAAR English II Assessment
Our user interface will automatically track your progress through the course so you will always know where you are. The brief video lessons feature an interactive timeline that enables you to jump from topic to topic for ease of review. The informative texts have key vocabulary words highlighted, and when paired with a video, will reinforce the lesson content by presenting it in a different way. One important feature of our system is the ability to gauge lesson retention with our lesson quizzes and practice exams. Finally, you can ask the instructors questions by filling out the simple form provided.
As the STAAR English II assessment is an end-of-course test, there is no need to follow any formal registration process. Any questions you have about testing policies and conditions should be asked of the appropriate official at your school.
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