TNReady English III

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  • Practice questions: 12
  • Practice exams: 2
  • Pages of review: 4
  • Videos: 78

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Good things come in threes, and Tennessee's new end-of-course assessment, TNReady, is no exception. That's right: Tennessee is back with a vengeance to bring you the TNReady English III assessment. You can look forward to a similar slew of College and Career Readiness standards, as well as the beloved suite of technology-enhanced question types (hello drag-and-drops!) that we've all come to know and love.

Ready to be a triple threat of standardized test preparedness? Shmoop will be your guru on the reading, writing, and writing conventions sections. Grammar? Great! Non-fiction texts? No problem. Timed essays? Try us.

Once you're through with Shmoop's review course, TNReady English III will be as easy as a click of a button—okay, maybe a few.

What's Inside Shmoop's Online TNReady English III Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who are really, really into learning. Our test prep resources will help you prepare for exams with comprehensive, engaging, and frankly hilarious materials that bring the test to life. No, not like that. Put down those torches.

Here, you'll find…

  • complete review of reading and writing topics
  • loads of practice problems
  • a diagnostic exam to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses
  • a full-length practice exam
  • test-taking tips and strategies from experts who know what they're talking about
  • chances to earn Shmoints and climb the leaderboard

Sample Content

What's The Meaning Of This?

While this is often a question that contestants on The Bachelor are more concerned with than TNReady students, we too must ask ourselves this question while prepping for the TNReady reading exam. Deciding the meaning of words and phrases used in the text is an important part of the reading score and requires an understanding of connotative and denotative meanings. 

Connotative meaning is the feeling or association that a word encompasses from its usage in popular culture. Connotative meaning endows a word with positive or negative associations. For example, on The Bachelor, there is often talk of a "connection" that the bachelor has with approximately 40% of the 26 women he dates simultaneously. "Connection" has a positive connotation, meaning that two people feel a mutual sense of intimacy and appreciation. It often leads lovebirds to conclude "She's the one." 

Connotative meaning differs from the denotative meaning.

A denotative meaning refers to the dictionary definition of a word—nothing more, nothing less. Go take a look at a dictionary now and see what "connection" means. We'll wait…

When contestants use it on The Bachelor , though, it means so much more. The viewer sees that star-struck, lovey-dovey look in their eyes, and just knows there's more going on than "the act of connecting two or more things" (Source). Must be something in those roses…