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10th Grade English Study Skills & Expectation

·      Identify key terms
·      Vocabulary use in context
·      Use dictionary/thesaurus
·      Note-taking(Cornell notes)
·      Annotation
·      Reading with a purpose
·      Finding the main idea
·      Identifying powerful academic terms
·      Forming study groups
·      Time management
·      Stop & check for comprehension
·      Identifying author’s purpose
·      Using evidence to support views
·      Create flashcards
·      Color coding notes
·      Review information before the test
·      Learning logs (reflections)
·      Memorization
·      Find a comfortable place to study
·      Avoid procrastination
·      Set a homework schedule
·      Mnemonic imagery (use acronyms to help memorize) 

11th Grade English Study Skills & Expectation

 
 

CRITICAL READING STUDY SKILLS

  1. In-depth annotations
  2. Reading with purpose (main idea, etc.)
  3. Outline of key ideas from reading
  4. Self-Directed Questioning while reading
  5. Self-monitoring while reading
  6. Academic vocabulary and context clues 
 
 

NON-FICTION: CRITICAL READING VOCABULARY

When you read articles and essays, are you able to identify, understand and explain: 

  1. Topic
  2. Key Issue or Concern/Problem
  3. Author’s Purpose
  4. Audience
  5. Key Questions Raised
  6. Argument or Main Idea
  7. Assumptions
  8. Positive Implications
  9. Negative Implications
  10. Consequences
  11. Thesis of Text
  12. Evidence
  13. Key Examples
  14. Key Terms
  15. Solutions and Recommendations 

LITERATURE: CRITICAL READING VOCABULARY 

  1. Theme
  2. Narrator
  3. Point of View
  4. Characterization
  5. Conflict
  6. Allegory
  7. Satire
  8. Mood
  9. Tone
  10. Protagonist
  11. Antagonist
  12. Inference
  13. Sequence of Events
  14. Compare and contrast
  15. Literal (factual)
  16. Figurative(non-literal, non-factual)
  17. -examples like simile, metaphor,personification, alliteration, hyperbole, etc.
  18. Connotation vs.denotation
  19. Diction
  20. Impact of diction
  21. Verse (poetry)
  22. Stanza (poetry)
  23. Rhetoricalappeals (ethos, pathos, logos)
  24. Conflicting view points
  25. External and internal conflicts
  26. Irony, Paradox,Contradiction