First Day to Test Day
A Road Map to Accelerate Student Learning & Prepare for Standardized Tests
EXTEND THE RESPONSE
Clarify inference v. synthesis
Determine if the prompt requires inferring or synthesizing.
Select the appropriate tool when preparing for an extended reading response.
Both a literary analysis and argumentative analysis include the reader evaluating a single text based on multiple factors.
Synthesize multiple ideas by combining info learned from all the texts. Each synthesis needs to be based on evidence from at least two sources.
Synthesize reasons per perspective when preparing to write a persuasive or argumentative response.
Decode the read-write prompt
Decode the Prompt mini-lesson
Target academic vocabulary.
Students cannot accurately answer the question if they don’t understand the complex vocabulary within it.