This comprehensive review book offers in-depth instruction and ample practice to help students succeed on Virginia’s SOL (Standards of Learning) EOC (End-of-Course) Test in English: Reading/Literature and Research. The book reviews key reading, literature, and research skills and prepares students for the various kinds of multiple-choice questions on the exam. Preparing for the SOL EOC English Test, Reading/Literature and Research also contains a Diagnostic Test and Checklist, and two complete Practice Tests modeled after the real exam.
Features - A complete Diagnostic Test with Checklist helps students determine their strengths and weaknesses and plan a course of study. - Standards-based, reader-friendly instruction covers everything students need to know for the test, including critical reading skills, how to conduct research, literary elements, and the context of literature. For each item taught, clear and detailed examples are presented. - Authentic reading selections and visuals such as graphic organizers, advertisements, and train schedules give students practice reading a wide variety of texts. - The Check Your Reading Skills feature presents questions that assess a specific skill taught. Following the questions, answer explanations are provided so students can check their work. - Following reviews of skills and knowledge, Try It Out exercises offer students opportunities for practice. - At the end of each major section, Show What You Know challenges students to put together all the SOL objectives in that section. - Tip boxes include helpful hints about key concepts covered in that chapter. - Two full Practice Tests are included; each has 50 multiple-choice questions and is modeled after the EOC English: Reading/Literature and Research Test.
Introduction Diagnostic Test Diagnostic Test Checklist Chapter 1: Reading Skills and Strategies for SOL Success Chapter 2: Applying Higher-Level Thinking to Reading Chapter 3: Evaluating a Variety of Printed Materials Chapter 4: Locating and Using Information from a Variety of Sources Chapter 5: Collecting and Presenting Information Chapter 6: Understanding the Elements of Literature Chapter 7: Understanding the Context of Literature Chapter 8: Practice Tests - Test 1 - Test 2 Acknowledgments Index