SHORT ANSWER RESPONSES TO TAKS

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Transcript SHORT ANSWER RESPONSES TO TAKS

SHORT ANSWER RESPONSES TO TAKS

Using ABC

The Prompt

Before writing anything, know your assignment—

READ THE PROMPT!

What are you being asked to do?

Get Ready World

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to Color Your

Materials: When we write, we will use blue , red , and green pens.

BLUE is for Topic Sentences ( TS ) or ( A ).

RED is for Concrete Details ( CD ) or ( B) .

GREEN is for Commentary Sentences ( CM ) or ( C .)

Step 1: TOPIC SENTENCE

TS = first sentence of the paragraph . It should also contain the title of the story.

In other words: A – A nswer the question.

Example Topic Sentence ( TS) or A Prompt: Describe the third little pig in “The Three Little Pigs.” Provide evidence from the text.

TS or A: In the fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs,” the third pig is very wise.

Step 2: CONCRETE DETAILS (CD) or B CD s = Support for your TS or A . (facts, quotes, examples, etc. from text) CD s can’t be argued with—a CD is evidence that supports your point! This comes straight from the story. In other words: B – B ring in a quote. Start your sentence with… For example,

Example Concrete Detail ( CD ) or B For example, remembering his mother’s warning about a wolf, he “builds his house out of sturdy brick.” The sentence begins with For example , and there is a quote from the actual story .

Step 3: COMMENTARY (CM) or C CM s = your analysis, interpretation, explanation, or insight into the text.

In other words: C – make a C onnection. Start your sentence with This shows that

Example Commentary Sentence ( CM ) or C This shows that the third pig is smarter than his brothers, because the wolf was unable to blow his house down.

The sentence begins with This shows that

Does It Flow?

Prompt: Describe the third little pig in “The Three Little Pigs.” In the fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs,” the third pig is very wise. For example, remembering his mother’s warning about a wolf, he “builds his house out of sturdy brick.” This shows that the third pig is smarter than his brothers, because the wolf was unable to blow his house down.

 OER over one story is the ABC method.

 Crossover OER over both of the stories is the ABABC method.