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

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Question 1 1. During a unit on Markus Zusak's novel The Book Thief, a teacher wants to discuss the history and impact of the Holocaust. In addition to giving students worksheets with factual information about the Holocaust, the teacher incorporates poetry, artwork, photographs, and video clips about the topic. These activities help to increase student

Question 2 2. A teacher wants students to practice using allusion in their writing. Which of the following is an example of allusion?

Question 3 3.

Identify the main verb in the following sentence:


The husband and the lady who hired him were the same person all along!

Question 4 4. A teacher notices that students are struggling to write compelling openings to their stories. In order to lessen the students' frustrations while encouraging them to construct original ideas, the teacher assigns them to

Question 5 5. A teacher employs a workshop approach to teach writing. The workshop will include a mini-lesson, independent writing time, and share time. Which of the following is the most appropriate strategy for the teacher to use during the mini-lesson?

Question 6 6. A teacher asks students a series of 'yes-no' questions about the day's lesson comparing fables and myths. All of the students raise their hands to answer the question. Which type of assessment is the teacher using?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is the most appropriate use of technology in order to help strengthen student oral communication skills during a unit about J.R.R. Tolkien?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT one of the five major standard categories for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Language Arts and Reading for elementary and middle school grade levels?

Question 9 9. In order to determine a student's decoding skills, the teacher asks the student to

Question 10 10.

Whitman begins his poem, ''Song of Myself,'' with the stanza:


I celebrate myself,

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.


This stanza is an example of which category of poetry?

Question 11 11. Most literary plots follow which outline?

Question 12 12. After explaining the characteristics of surrealism, the teacher asks students to write one sentence summarizing their understanding of the genre. The students then share their sentences as part of a class discussion. The primary purpose of this activity is

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of historical fiction?

Question 14 14. After reading the short story ''Rip Van Winkle,'' a teacher separates the class into small groups and assigns each a section of the story to retell to the entire class. The activity primarily develops students' skills in

Question 15 15. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

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