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PARCC: Language of the Test (Grade7)

January 20, 2016
Before you can answer a question on the PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy section, you first need to know what the question is asking. Learn this list of 45 words that we extracted from a PARCC practice test's directions, question stems, and answer options.
paragraph
What is the meaning of recurrence as it is used in paragraph 16 of The Count of Monte Cristo?
analyze
After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
summarize
Which paragraph best summarizes the conclusions of the experiment?
theme
After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
essay
After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
similarity
Think about the similarities and differences in how the two authors develop the themes in each text.
evidence
Which evidence from The Count of Monte Cristo supports the correct answer in Part A?
support
Which evidence from The Count of Monte Cristo supports the correct answer in Part A?
meaning
What is the meaning of recurrence as it is used in paragraph 16 of The
Count of Monte Cristo?
point of view
What do Kevin’s and Howie’s sarcastic questions mainly reveal about their different points of view during their conversation?
passage
Today you will read a passage from The Count of Monte Cristo as
well as a scene from the play Blessings.
selection
After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
text
After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
summary
Identify three details from “Short Circuit” that provide the best summary of the conclusions in the experiment.
describe
Write an original story that describes what Kevin does next to try to
change Howie’s mind about paying for Cromwell’s training.
conclusion
Which paragraph best summarizes the conclusions of the experiment in “Short Circuit”?
author
How does the author of Blessings use stage directions to reveal that the two characters are learning more about each other?
source
In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
reveal
How does the author of Blessings use stage directions to reveal that the two characters are learning more about each other?
specific
Be sure to include specific details from both selections.
identify
Write an essay in which you identify a theme from each text and analyze how each theme is developed.
response
Support your response with evidence from each source.
character
Based on the passage, what is the main reason the author includes Howie as a character in the story?
information
As you read, you will gather information to prepare for writing an original story.
phrase
Which phrase from the scene from Blessings best helps the reader to understand the meaning of scale?
original
Write an original story that describes what Kevin does next to try to
change Howie’s mind about paying for Cromwell’s training.
setting
In paragraph 1, what information does the setting mainly suggest about Cromwell?
explanation
In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
description
In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
develop
Think about the similarities and differences in how the
two authors develop the themes in each text.
novel
Today you will read a passage from a novel.
suggest
In paragraph 1, what information does the setting mainly suggest about Cromwell?
contribute
What is one way the stage directions help contribute meaning to the scene?
sentence
Which sentence explains what the word skeptic in paragraph 3 suggests about Howie?
accomplish
In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
central
What is a central idea of The Count of Monte Cristo?
provide
Which detail from “Conducting Solutions” provides the best clue to the
meaning of the word solution?
include
Be sure to include specific details from both selections.
affect
In The Count of Monte Cristo, how does the noise in the wall affect Edmond Dantes?
difference
Think about the similarities and differences in how the
two authors develop the themes in each text.
gather
As you read, you will gather information to prepare for writing an original story.
example
In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
purpose
In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
prepare
As you read, you will gather information to prepare for writing an original story.
explain
Which sentence explains what the word skeptic in paragraph 3 suggests about Howie?

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Thursday March 3rd 2016, 12:29 PM
Comment by: Kezimana K. (IL)
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Thursday March 3rd 2016, 12:32 PM
Comment by: Kezimana K. (IL)
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Thursday March 3rd 2016, 12:50 PM
Comment by: Edgar G. (IL)
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Thursday March 3rd 2016, 12:54 PM
Comment by: laycee.m (IL)
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Thursday March 3rd 2016, 12:57 PM
Comment by: Edgar G. (IL)
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Monday March 7th 2016, 10:22 AM
Comment by: VVines 1. (IL)
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Monday March 7th 2016, 3:19 PM
Comment by: A! (IL)
kinda difficult
Thursday March 10th 2016, 10:42 AM
Comment by: Key Master General (NJ)
This was pretty difficult...
Friday March 11th 2016, 10:37 AM
Comment by: VVines 1. (IL)
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Tuesday March 29th 2016, 9:25 AM
Comment by: Tanner W. (GA)
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Tuesday March 29th 2016, 10:02 AM
Comment by: A1 Sauce (IL)
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Tuesday March 29th 2016, 12:26 PM
Comment by: Supreme (GA)
So challenging...
Tuesday March 29th 2016, 1:12 PM
Comment by: Jai Jai (FL)
THis is really kind of difficult and easy at the same time iss go 20/20 words in a row....
Tuesday March 29th 2016, 2:50 PM
Comment by: Tanner W. (GA)
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Wednesday March 30th 2016, 6:36 PM
Comment by: Supreme (GA)
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Tuesday April 5th 2016, 10:36 PM
Comment by: Tristan (FL)
So easy just got 25 in a row and 3 full lists without messing up
Wednesday April 6th 2016, 11:11 AM
Comment by: Anna Tyschenko (IL)
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Saturday April 9th 2016, 10:28 AM
Comment by: KITTERNZ (NJ)
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Thursday May 19th 2016, 3:17 PM
Comment by: Jamesin123 (GA)
this easy man yall good but not enough i've mastered 432 words

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