Flippin’ Awesome Short Answers to Questions Writing Standard 2



Download 40 Kb.
Date04.05.2018
Size40 Kb.

Name:

Writing Flippin’ Awesome Short Answers to Questions





Writing Standard 2: Write explanatory texts to examine and convey ideas.
Reading Standard 1: Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports analyses and inferences.

There is a flippin’ awesome way to write a short answer to a question . . . and then there is a not-so-awesome way. You will be required to write flippin’ awesome short answers to questions about literature this year.


So, how do you write a flippin’ awesome short answer to a question? A flippin’ awesome short answer does four things:


  • It uses complete sentences (and correct conventions).

  • It restates the question in the answer.

  • It uses textual evidence to support thinking.

  • It explains the textual evidence for the reader.

Coolio. Now let’s practice. Imagine that you just read the paragraph below from a short story called “The Dinner Party” and were asked to write an answer to the attached question:


The American does not join in the argument but watches the other guests. As he looks, he sees a strange expression come over the face of the hostess. She is staring straight ahead, her muscles contracting slightly. With a slight gesture, she summons the native boy standing behind her chair and whispers to him. The boy’s eyes widen, and he quickly leaves the room.



  1. What is the hostess most likely feeling in this paragraph? Explain. (Infer)



Look at the three sample answers on the back side, decide which one is flippin’ awesome, and be prepared to explain your selection.





  1. Sample Answer #1

    1. What is the hostess most likely feeling in this paragraph? Explain. (Infer)


Fear.


  1. Sample Answer #2

    1. What is the hostess most likely feeling in this paragraph? Explain. (Infer)


The hostess probably feels fear.



  1. Sample Answer #3

    1. What is the hostess most likely feeling in this paragraph? Explain. (Infer)

In this paragraph, the hostess is most likely feeling fear. First, the text says that she has a “strange expression” come over her face, and then her “muscles contract slightly.” Then she moves very carefully and whispers to her servant. Perhaps the hostess noticed something dangerous, and then moved carefully and quietly so she wouldn’t cause a panic at the party.


Share with your friends:


The database is protected by copyright ©hestories.info 2019
send message

    Main page