Keystone Prep: Literature! With Mrs. Summerville and Mrs. Nyeholt Keystone Prep Sessions • Algebra, Biology and English (Literature) • Any student VC or LI who is taking the Keystone Exam and would like help with preparation –all grades are welcome! Algebra Tuesday’s Biology Wednesday’s Literature Thursday’s March 25th April 1st April 8th April 22nd April 29th May 6th March 26th April 2nd April 9th April 23rd April 30th May 7th March 27th April 3rd April 10th April 24th May 1st May 8th 3:00 to 4:00 Tuesday 3:00 to 4:00 Wednesday 3:00 to 4:00 Thursday Who takes Keystones? • All 11th graders regardless of class enrollment • Any student currently enrolled in English 10, Algebra, or Biology (any grade level) • Any 10th grader who has previously taken Algebra or Biology! Testing Dates • The Keystone test dates are: • May 13th-Literature May 14th-Algebra May 15th-Biology • There will be a morning and afternoon sessions. Students with last names A-L will test in the mornings. M-Z will test in the afternoon. • IS staff will contact students to schedule-if you have a question about if you are to take a testplease ask your IS. Open Ended Questions Today we will focus on how to answer open ended questions. What are open ended questions? Open ended questions require specific information. It cannot be answered with a simple yes/no. You will need to provide specific feedback from passages and provide your feelings (most of the time) as well. Let’s take a look at the formatting of the Keystone tests to get familiar with it! KEYSTONE FORMAT • Make sure to follow directions and use the text well! Look for footnotes and extra information added! What is the best way to answer an open ended question? Use the ACE method: A: Answer the question as written C: Cite from the text using details and quotes to support your answer. E: Explain how your citations support your answer. Open Ended Scoring Guidelines Let’s Take a Look! Take a look at some of the questions you will see on the Keystone Lit Exam. Footnotes are VERY important! Make sure that you are using them to help answer questions and understand the story/selection. As you’re working through the selection, take notes. What seems important to you? What is happening in the story? What questions would YOU ask yourself about the selection? Think! 1. What is the question asking? 2. What do I need to do to respond? Time for Questions! Feel free to type a question or raise your hand. Thank You For Coming! Our next session will be next Wednesday, April 3rd @ 3:00pm! We hope to see you there!!!