Nonfiction Exam

Performance Indicators:

P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
B. Interpret the implications of setting and circumstance.
C. Analyze the role of characters in the plot in oral and written responses.
D. Analyze important quotations from the text in oral and written responses.
E. Annotate the text.

P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.

A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.


P.S ELA-5 Writing Craft:   Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

A. Create an effective introduction.
B. Use showing details v. telling details.
C. Maintain a focus on the main idea throughout the body paragraphs.
D. Write an effective conclusion.

VIDEO:  Nonfiction Exam Emphasis

Nonfiction Exam Review


PART 1  MATCHING                                                            18 POINTS

                Identify the parts to an expository essay.


PART 2  MULTIPLE CHOICE                                                12 POINTS

                Identify characteristics of the various essay types.



The Assigned Nonfiction Reading


PART 3  MULTIPLE CHOICE                                                10 POINTS

                Match the essay with the essay type


PART 4  MATCHING                                                            10 POINTS

            Match the author with personal information relevant to his/her writing.


PART 5  MATCHING                                                            10 POINTS

                Match the theme with the essay.


PART 6  MULTIPLE CHOICE                                                16 POINTS

                Be prepared to identify events from the selected reading.


PART 7  WRITTEN RESPONSE                                                24 POINTS

                You will be responsible for knowing the nonfiction terms, Bloom’s Taxonomy levels and the overview of the authors who composed the assigned essays.