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    STEP IT UP!

    STEP IT UP!
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    STEP 1.  NUMBER

                       If it is a straight reading passage, number all the paragraphs.

     

     

    ü  Some of you like to read the questions first to set a purpose


    for reading the article…THIS IS AN EXCELLENT IDEA!!

     

    STEP 2.  READ

    Do your best text reading. Read carefully, look for charts, graphs, pictures, maps, tables, etc. and actually read them!

    STEP 3.   HIGHLIGHT KEY WORDS

    Read all the questions and highlight the important words that will help you find the answers.

     

    STEP 4.  ACTIVELY RE-READ

    Yes, read it AGAIN! Here, you will highlight the key words in the

    text that match up with the key words that you highlighted in the questions, and any answers that you find along the way!  J

     

    STEP 5.  PROVE

    Find your answer and record the paragraph number next to the

    question.  This step is essential to your success!

     

    STEP 6.  ANSWER

              You are ready to mark your answer.

     

     

    Don’t forget questions can be tricky

    and can come four different ways…

     

    Find It!

        Answer is stated directly in the text.

     

    Look Closer!

         Answer is stated, but is harder to find.

     

    Prove It!

         The answer is not directly stated in the passage; it is inferred or implied.  The correct answer will be based on text evidence and an understanding of word associations.  (ex: synonyms)

     

    Take It Apart!

         Put on your thinking cap and analyze the text from author’s point of view. The answer will be based on literary or author analysis.  On these types of questions it will be important to think about what type of article it is/Why did the author write this??? 

                            TO:

    ·        Describe:  gives you information about a topic

    ·        Persuade/Convince:  presents an author’s own opinions, feelings or beliefs to try to get you to believe something or to take action for or against something

    ·        Entertain:  makes you feel emotions (funny, happy, sad)

    ·        Give directions/steps:  to teach you how to do something, step-by-step or guided instructions.

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