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TExES English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 (117): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

Eighth-grade Language Arts teacher Mr. Kingley has designed a unit about visual media. He is organizing a field trip to the local art museum and has asked students to pick a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other form of art and answer the following questions accordingly.


1) What is the context of the piece?

2) What is the composition of the piece?

3) What is the meaning of the piece?


Eric has chosen a Van Gogh painting to respond to. He begins to think about the first question. What elements of the painting should Eric pay attention to in order to answer this question?

Question 2 2.

Ms. Burela wants to start incorporating more technology in the classroom to increase her students understanding of visual media. She has designed an assignment in which she wants students to easily collaborate in real-time on a visual presentation about the Civil Rights Movement. Which of the following technologies best fits the needs of this assignment?

Question 3 3.

Which of the following is one of the five content standards for Language Arts and Reading outlined by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)?

Question 4 4.

Pronounce the following:


Long Vowels

  • Dain
  • Boap
  • Baket
  • Kay


Short Vowels

  • Lep
  • Gom
  • Mib
  • Sud


What is the purpose of this assessment?

Question 5 5.

Which of the following books best demonstrates the style of American realism?

Question 6 6.

Mr. Frederik is seeking to bolster his seventh-grade students' ability to select appropriate texts for academic reference. He creates an activity in which students will be divided into groups, and each group will be provided with three different sources of varying degrees of credibility. He plans on having the groups analyze the following three aspects of a source:


1) Credibility

2) Purpose

3) Reliability


What question should Mr. Frederik ask students to help them assess the third aspect?

Question 7 7.

Mr. Frederik is seeking to bolster his seventh-grade students' ability to select appropriate texts for academic reference. He creates an activity in which students will be divided into groups, and each group will be provided with three different sources of varying degrees of credibility. He plans on having the groups analyze the following three aspects of a source:


1) Credibility

2) Purpose

3) Reliability


What question should Mr. Frederik ask students to help them assess the first aspect?

Question 8 8.

Ms. Grayson is completing her first-grade students' writing instruction for the year. She decides to briefly introduce students to a new type of writing that is a TEKS standard starting in the second grade. What is the writing style Ms. Grayson has decided to briefly introduce before her students transition into second grade?

Question 9 9.

Fifth-grade student Roger turns in a short, argumentative essay with many grammar and punctuation errors. His teacher has recently been contextualizing writing in terms of an audience, so his teacher decides to comment on Roger's grammar mistakes by referencing Roger's audience. Which of the following best demonstrates a comment Roger's teacher may include on his paper?

Question 10 10.

Use this information to answer the two questions that follow.

Fourth-grade student Esdrine turns in the following descriptive assignment about hummingbirds:


Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in america, they sometimes eat spiders. There differences in the femails and mails, malils have bright fethers. I have had fun righting about these bird's.


Based on Esdrine's writing assignment, which of the following is the primary punctuation mistake her teacher should address?

Question 11 11.

Ms. Rodriguez creates a self-reflection assessment to continually develop her eighth-grade students' persuasive writing throughout the semester and encourage them to consider their own writing practices. She writes the following five questions for students to answer before turning in their work.


1. Does your writing demonstrate coherence? How so?

2. Does your writing follow an organized and cohesive structure? How so?

3. How does your writing persuade your audience?

4. Does your writing synthesize information from multiple sources?

5. Does your writing have correct grammar and punctuation conventions?


While answering these questions, Stephen notices that he is missing a concluding paragraph. Which of the following questions prompted Stephen to notice this error?

Question 12 12.

Fourth-grade student Esdrine turns in the following descriptive assignment about hummingbirds:


Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in america, they sometimes eat spiders. There differences in the femails and mails, malils have bright fethers. I have had fun righting about these bird's.


Based on Esdrine's writing assignment, which of the following is the primary cause of spelling errors her teacher should address?

Question 13 13.

Fifth-grade teacher Mr. Karlson notices that his student Max continues to spell "Queen" as "Qween" in his writing during a unit on the British monarchy. Which of the following strategies would best help Max to correct this repeated error?

Question 14 14.

Fifth-grade teacher Ms. Burns is designing an activity to help develop her students' inquiry skills. For this activity, Ms. Burns has split the class into six groups. Each group will be reading the same essay about the American Dream; each group will also be answering the same set of reading-response questions. However, the first three groups will present their answer to questions 1 - 3, while the last three groups will present their answers to questions 4 - 6.


She hands out a worksheet with the following reading-response questions:


1) What is the American Dream?

2) Where does the phrase originate from?

3) How does the American Dream relate to the idea of America as the 'melting pot' we have discussed in class?

4) Do you think the American Dream is realistic? Why or why not?

5) Have you experienced the American Dream or know someone who has?

6) What questions do you have after reading this article? What would you like to learn more about?


What two inquiry skills do the last three questions incorporate?

Question 15 15.

Hannah's teachers notice that she is struggling on her tests. Her Language Arts teacher expresses his concern that Hannah does not effectively take notes in class and does not study well at home. What strategies should Hannah implement to perform better on her tests?

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