Mr. McCarthy/ELA

ELA/Reading midterm Tuesday.  Enjoy being off Monday.  Careful with the nasty weather expected.

 Please read the following as a guide for the ELA midterm.  Students will also be provided with a hard copy.

Language Arts & Reading

6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Midterm Review Sheet

            The grammar portion of the exam is what requires the most study and practice time.  Students have highlighted in the Table of Contents of their Grammar Practice Book the specific sections of the Units that will be on their test.

Grammar Practice Book:

Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 in the Grammar Practice book are on the exam; however, the test will not include some portions of those units and each grade was given information regarding which sections are eliminated for them.  Students highlighted necessary sections to study on page iii in the Grammar Practice Book and pages 9 and 10 in the Grammar Practice Book handbook section:

  • Grammar Practice Book Handbook Section, page 3 through 43, is an excellent tutorial.
  • I am also providing pre-tests that the students do in class and we correct.
  • These practice exams are exactly what the students will face, and I offer tips on how questions and sections should be answered.


The second part of the exam will consist of reading selections that the students have already read in class and new reading selections they would need to read and respond to in multiple choice questions, short writing samples, and extended writing samples.  The reading preparation is a much more classroom based learning.  This Reading part of the exam will be given after all other tests have been taken and some time has lapsed. 

Vocabulary tests will continue without interfering with midterms and there will be no accumulative vocabulary test. 

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