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Prepping for ELA 9 Achievement Test?

Information for PATs

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Quest A+ Practice PATs

ELA 9 Exemplars and Released Items

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ELA jargon from PAT year and question :

https://questaplus.alberta.ca/PracticeMain.html#

2008
1 cache
4 colon
6 cliché
7 simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification
8 image
11 context
16 convey
17 frame
22 metaphor, hyperbole, synecdoche, personification
33 simile, hyperbole, metaphor, exaggeration
36 synonym
37 governor
38 simile, hyperbole, alliteration, personification
39 imagery
49 contrast, flashback, comparison

2010
1 stage directions, tone, setting
3 dramatize, abruptness, reinforce, insincerity, exaggerate, absurdity, impulsiveness
4 condescending, skeptical
9 contrast, imagery, dialogue, narration
12 stanza, impartial, uncertain, pessimistic, condescending
13 compassionate, forthright
14 metaphor
24 irony, metaphor, hyperbole, foreshadow
34 tone, moralistic, respectful, objective, critical
35 abruptness, desolate
38 chronological, contrast
39 pungent
40 impulsive, exuberant
43 argumentative, contemplative, emphatic, detached
44 anxiety
45 simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification
46 conflict
49 exclamation mark
53 ellipses
54 contradiction

2012
2 irony, foreshadow, figurative, parenthetical
3 alliteration
9 inclusion, dialogue, conflict, plot, realism, suspense
11 foreshadow, vivid
13 image
15 context
16 tone
19 context
20 context
21 context
22 parallel structure, transitional words, figurative language, sentence fragments
26 mood
29 foreboding
31 personification, metaphor, simile, irony
39 literacy, intervene
40 Context
43 illiteracy
51 Plot, theme, setting, character
52 conceal
54 conflict

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Here is another list of common literary terms that could sneak their way into the jargon used on an English PAT:

Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Apostrophe
Characterization
Conflict
Connotation
Denotation
Epithet
Faulty Parallelism
Flashback
Foreshadowing
Hyperbole
Imagery
Irony
Juxtaposition
Metaphor
Metonymy
Mood
Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Paradox
Parallellism
Personification
Plot
Point of View
Puns
Rhythm & Rhyme
Satire
Setting
Simile
Spoonerism
Stanza
Suspense
Symbol
Synecdoche
Theme
Tone
Tragedy
Understatement
Verisimilitude
Verse

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/575/01/
http://www.literarydevices.com/figurative-language/

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https://education.alberta.ca/media/3531 … 170327.pdf
https://questaplus.alberta.ca/PracticeMain.html
2014 PAT Jargon

2. alliteration
3. parenthetical
4. italicized
5. hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification
7. irony
15. conflict
16. context
18. simile
22. sentence fragment
24. context
30. metaphor, hyperbole, symbolism, personification
33. imagery
34. irony, metaphor, parallelism, onomatopoeia
38. parallelism
45. stanza
46. context
48. character, narrator, conflict
52. literal
53. frame

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Part A Narrative or Essay Prompts:

https://www.alberta.ca/provincial-achie … tests.aspx

2009 - leader
What makes a leader effective? Write either a narrative or an essay about how a leader can influence others. You may write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2010 - kindness
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of being kind to others. You may write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future

2011 - goals
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of striving to achieve personal goals. You may write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2012 - memories
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of memories in people’s lives. You may write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2013 - self-respect
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of self-respect in shaping a person’s character. You may wish to write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2014 - learning
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of learning in determining the course of a person’s life. You may wish to write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2015 - obstacles
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of overcoming obstacles in life. You may wish to write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2016 - purpose
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of striving to fulfill a purpose in life. You may wish to write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

2017 - planning
Write either a narrative or an essay about the importance of planning for the future. You may wish to write about yourself or other people, real or fictional. You may set your writing in the past, present, or future.

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Part A Business Letter Prompts:

https://www.alberta.ca/provincial-achie … tests.aspx

2009 - Animal Shelter
Write a business letter to persuade Lesley Thompson, editor of The Wentworth News, to publish an article that will inform the public about the work of the animal shelter. Provide enough information to convince Lesley Thompson of the importance of supporting the animal shelter so that it can continue its charitable work.

2010 - Green School
Write a business letter to Ms. Jenny Fong, principal of Marmer School. In your letter, present your suggestions promoting the establishment of a Green School program in your school. Provide enough information to convince the principal of the benefits of implementing this program.

2011 - Healthy Food Sells
Write a business letter to Darren Blairton, principal of Tiller Junior High School. In your letter, present your suggestions for promoting the sale of healthy food in the store while making a profit. Provide enough information to persuade the principal of the advantages of implementing your suggestions.

2012 - Homework Policy
Write a business letter to Mrs. Helen Westminster, chairperson of the Carver School Board. In your letter, present your ideas regarding the need to establish this homework policy. Provide enough information to convince Mrs. Westminster and members of the school board of the benefits of implementing this policy.

2013 - Anti-Idling Bylaw
Write a business letter to Mr. David Jones, mayor of the city of Lindberg. In your letter, present your arguments in favour of establishing an anti-idling bylaw. Provide enough information to convince Mr. Jones of the beneficial aspects of this bylaw.

2014 - Student Rewards Program
Write a business letter to Mr. Frank McKenzie, principal of Glenway School, to present your ideas regarding features of a Student Rewards Program that could benefit your school. Provide enough information to convince Mr. McKenzie of the advantages of establishing such a program.

2015 - Work-Experience Program
Write a business letter to Ms. Jill Robertson, chairperson of the Markland Chamber of Commerce, to persuade her and the business owners who are members to participate in a work-experience program. Provide enough information to convince Ms. Robertson and her colleagues of the advantages of this program for both students and businesses.

2016 - Open Leisure Centre
Write a business letter to Ms. Laura Miller, general manager of Northside Leisure Centre, to present your arguments regarding the benefits for local residents of the facilities and programs provided by the centre. Provide enough information to convince Ms. Miller of the need to maintain the centre’s current hours of operation.

2017 - School-Zone Bylaw
Write a business letter to Ms. Susan Barnes, councillor for the municipal district of Spring Valley, to present your arguments regarding the need to create a municipal school-zone bylaw. Provide enough information to convince Ms. Barnes of the benefits of creating such a bylaw.

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2008 ELA 6 Quest A+ Released Items

https://questaplus.alberta.ca/PracticeMain.html#
1 A excerpt, novel, cache
2 B develop a sense of defeat, urgency, excitement, anticipation
3 D camprobbers
4 C colon :, quotation, emphasizes
5 B main problem

First question on literal understanding of entire passage, next questions focus on a particular word, line, quote, punctuation. Final question looks at the overall meaning, theme, or message.

6 C poem, italicize, expression, cliché
7 A simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification
8 A cliché, accurate, images, comparisons

First question supports the title and literal use of a key word related to overall meaning. Next question focus on a specific literary/poetic technique, final question on overall meaning, theme, message.

9 C ingredients
10 B encourage, describe, share information
11 B context, proportions
12 B main purpose: express opinion, present information, influence or entertain, entertain
13 A Format: report, recipe, advertisement, experiment

First question on literal comprehension, next on specific purposes of a line or vocab, next on overall purpose and final on genre format.


Literary Terms and jargon from remaining test items
illustrate
characters
cartoonist
"frame"
draw attention
convey feeling
indicate emphasis
stress the importance
"most likely"
described
summarizes main idea
metaphor
hyperbole
synecdoche
personification
attitude
in context
convey the idea
phrase implies
poem
characters
article
simile, hyperbole, metaphor, exaggeration
main problem
synonym
describe the effect
illustrates
simile, hyperbole, alliteration, personification
imagery
according to the excerpt
expression in a cartoon
action, contrast, flashback, comparison


Words or phrases in BOLD in the questions:
most clearly
main
best
mostly
most accurately
most likely
most like
most directly
most strongly
primarily

When a word appears in bold in a question, all of the four answers could be somewhat correct, compare each answer.

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2016 Released Items
https://education.alberta.ca/media/3739 … 180508.pdf

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Part B: Reading
• You may not use a dictionary, a thesaurus, or other reference materials when writing Part B.
• Read each selection and think about each question.
• Read the material using the strategies that work best for you.
You should either:
– read the selection and think carefully about it before you try any of the multiple-choice questions associated with the reading selection
OR
– read the questions first and then read the selection, keeping in mind the questions you will need to answer

Each set of multiple-choice questions is designed to take you through the reading selection in a certain way. The questions are ordered according to the location of the answers in the passage. For example, the answer to the first question will likely appear near the beginning of the passage, and so on. Questions related to the reading selection as a whole will appear at the end of the
set of questions.

Feel free to write or highlight in either of the test booklets. Identifying keywords of the questions or sections of the reading selections in this way may help you to more easily determine an answer.

Consider all forms of information provided. Information will be presented not only in words but also in visual forms such as cartoons, pictures, or charts.

Take the time to re-read the lines that are referred to in a question. Many questions contain quotations from the selection with line references indicated. It is always worthwhile to re-read the lines that are referenced and to consider the meanings of these lines in both their immediate context in the selection and in the context of the selection as a whole.

When answering “best answer” questions, be sure to carefully read all four alternatives (A, B, C, and D) before choosing the answer that you think is best. These questions will always include a bold-faced qualifier such as best, most strongly, most directly, or most clearly in their stems. More than one of the alternatives (A, B, C, and/or D) may be, to some degree, correct, but one of the alternatives will be “best” in that it takes more of the information into account or can be supported most strongly with reference to the information.

Work from partial knowledge when it is appropriate to do so. Read all the choices and see which one best fits the answer. If a correct or best answer does not become obvious fairly quickly, you may want to eliminate the answers that seem least appropriate and then use your judgment to select an answer from those that remain.

Double check to make sure that you have answered every multiple-choice question.