As parents, we want to train our
children to see the big picture. The quality testing over literature in this
book provides an opportunity for your teen to objectively evaluate situations
and discern the main point and consequences of actions. He will note right and
wrong ways to deal with life—part of looking for the big picture.
The quiz and test book is correlated with the text Themes in Literature, 4th ed., and the Homeschool English 9 Parent Guide/Student Daily Lessons, which also
provides oral quizzes over various literature selections. Answers and grading
instructions are sold separately in the Themes
in Literature Teacher Quiz/Test Key. Grade 9.
questions in the 12 literature tests evaluate your teen’s recall of key details,
key lines, and authors, building his literary background and his appreciation
for these great works of literature and their authors.
questions on the unit literature tests continue to develop your ninth grader’s
critical thinking skills in discerning key details. In addition to plot
summaries, this year’s summaries also include aspects that focus on how or why,
including heart motivations and their consequences. This ability to summarize
accurately and succinctly and to objectively evaluate are essential skills.
literature test is designed to be combined with its corresponding Grammar and Composition III test for one
test grade. In ninth grade, the emphasis is still on grammar to build that
critical foundation in language skills with enough exposure to literature to
build appreciation and enjoyment.
nine-weeks exams and semester and final exams provide periodic cumulative
review to encourage long-term retention of learning.
20 speed/comprehension quizzes (5 over a selection provided in the test book;
the rest over selections from Themes in
Literature) build your ninth grader’s skill in reading quickly with understanding
as he prepares for heavier content courses ahead. A bonus reading speed and
comprehension chart makes it easy for your teen to track his progress and
motivates him to excel.
4 content quizzes over Longfellow’s Evangeline
(of about 8–11 questions each) prepare your teen for the type of literature
content quizzes given regularly in grades 10–12.