NC English I EOC

Hey guys!  Rather than going all over the internet for information and practices for the English I EOC, I thought I would consolidate information here.

According to the EOC Underground:

What is covered on the EOC Grammar and Editing section (listed in order from most often seen to least):

  • Verb Tense/Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Comma
  • Word Choice (replace this word with that word)
  • Spelling
  • Homophones
  • Clarity
  • Fragment
  • Apostrophe related (plurals or possessive)
  • Semicolons (usually in relation to clause combining)
  • Capitalization
  • Plurals
  • How does the author/What effect/Purpose/Why did the author
  • What should be added to _______
  • Context clues
  • Recognize the run-on
  • Pronoun case or agreement
  • What detail does _______
  • Combine sentences to reduce wordiness
  • Hyphens (spelling related mostly)
  • Parallel structure
  • Colons

These other things listed seem to be hit or miss items. In other words, useful to know to get that 4, but may not be on all tests:

  • Double negatives
  • adjective/adverb (choose which to use)
  • End mark punctuation
  • Quotation Marks
  • Contractions
  • Who/Whom
  • Transition words
  • Audience
  • Abbreviations


What is covered on the Textual Analysis (Reading Comprehension) listed from most seen to least seen:

  • Literary Terms
  • Reading between the lines / Inferring
  • Purpose / Why does the author______
  • Plot level meaning (not plot line – answers straight from text)
  • Theme
  • Context Clues
  • What is the effect of _____
  • Tone
  • relationship between lines or title
  • Compare / Similarities
  • Contrast
  • Predict what will happen next
  • Dialogue (effect of)
  • Audience

Here are the types of literary terms students should know (mind you that this list is not comprehensive and your student may see other terms):

  • simile (by far the most popular)
  • symbolism
  • irony (sometimes listed as ironic, sometimes specific to dramatic, situational, and verbal)
  • mood
  • point of view
  • repetition
  • hyperbole
  • imagery
  • foreshadowing
  • personification
  • paradox
  • conflict
  • analogy (as a word – not as in old SAT)
  • anecdote
  • pun
  • dialect
  • metaphor
  • allusion
  • rhyme scheme
  • archetype

EOC Practices:


Grammar Literary Analysis
To Whom It May Concern A Moment of Genius, Years of Obscurity
A Doll’s House Sweetness and Life
Hey Everybody! Town’s Only Doctor Still Handless
Memoir/Personal Narrative
The Power of Words Only in the Peace Corps
Family Differences The Appalachian Trail
How to Order and Eat a Burger For Conversation, Press #1
The Day of the Ballet Lesson Culture Comes to Pearl Street
Cinderella The Turtle

Poetry Practice Handout: Understanding Poetry

Understanding-Poetry DOC

Online Interactive Quizzes:

Reading Comp Practice: