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Barron's Educational Series, 2010 - English language - 330 pages
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This guide for high school students prepares them for the New York State Regents Examination in Comprehensive English. It instructs on reading prose fiction, prose nonfiction, and poetry for understanding. It also reviews the fundamentals of essay writing and advises on writing for the Regents exam. The author follows up with review of grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, and concludes with two actual full-length New York State Regents exams, with all questions answered.
 

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Contents

LISTENING AND WRITING FOR INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING
1
LISTENING AND WRITING FOR INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING
11
Sample Passages Tasks Questions and Essays
12
READING AND WRITING FOR INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING
33
PERSONAL NARRATIVE
34
PERSUASIVE WRITING
36
READING AND WRITING FOR INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING Sample Texts Tasks Questions and Essays
39
READING PROSE
63
Form of Pronouns
175
Parallelism
176
Using the Correct Tense
177
Logical Comparisons
178
Clear and Logical Modification
179
EXPRESSIONS OFTEN CONFUSED MISUSED AND OVERUSED
180
PUNCTUATION GUIDELINES AND REMINDERS
189
The Exclamation Mark
190

READING FICTION
64
Plot and Story
65
Plot and Chronology
66
Plot and Time
67
Setting
69
Theme
70
READING NONFICTION
71
Purpose
72
Tone
80
A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS AND TECHNIQUES
81
READING POETRY
89
STRUCTURE AND LANGUAGE IN POETRY
91
THEME IN POETRY
96
TONE
98
A HANDFUL OF POEMS FOR FURTHER READING
99
A GLOSSARY OF POETIC TERMS AND TECHNIQUES
105
WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE A GENERAL REVIEW
111
TOPIC AND FOCUS
112
Analysis
113
Exemplification
114
REPRESENTATIVE LITERARY SUBJECTS AND THEMES
115
Topics That Focus on Character
116
Topics That Focus on Literary Elements and Techniques
117
AUDIENCE AND LITERATURE ESSAYS
118
WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE ON THE REGENTS EXAM
119
Sample Texts Task Questions and Essay
120
READING AND WRITING FOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
146
What Is a Critical Lens?
147
WRITING ON EXAMINATIONS
155
EVALUATING COMPOSITION
158
WRITING ON TIMED EXAMINATIONS
159
USING SYNONYMIES TO ENHANCE YOUR WRITING
161
A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR WRITING
164
GRAMMAR AND USAGE FOR THE CAREFUL WRITER A GUIDE TO STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH
167
Phrases Clauses and Sentences
169
AVOIDING COMMON ERRORS IN WRITING
171
Agreement of Subject and Verb
172
Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent
174
INTERNAL PUNCTUATION
193
The Semicolon
198
The Colon
199
The Bracket
200
TITLES OF WORKS OF LITERATURE
202
VOCABULARY
203
ROOTS AND PREFIXES FROM LATIN AND GREEK
204
PREPARING NOTE CARDS
211
A NOTE ON SYNONYMS AND USING A THESAURUS
212
ORGANIZING VOCABULARY STUDY
213
VOCABULARY FOR STUDY
219
Vocabulary from OpEd Pages
223
Vocabulary from Book Reviews
228
SPELLING
233
Words That End in Silent e
234
Words That End in y
235
Double Letters
236
Adding Prefixes and Suffixes
238
Words That Include ie or ei
239
Noun Plurals
240
Homophones
241
WORDS COMMONLY CONFUSED
242
WORDS COMMONLY MISSPELLED
243
RECOMMENDED READING
253
AUTOBIOGRAPHY ESSAYS AND OTHER NONFICTION
255
POETRY
256
SHORT STORIES
257
PLAYS
258
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS LEARNING STANDARDS
260
A GLOSSARY OF TERMS
261
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS LEARNING STANDARDS
263
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
265
A MAP TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
268
SCORING RUBRICS SESSION ONE PART A LISTENING AND WRITING FOR INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING
269
Examination June 2008
273
INDEX
322
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Chaitkin is English Department Head, Great Neck North High School, NY.

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