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PPT No Bullets

  1. 1. Terrific Tropical<br />TAKS Tips<br />
  2. 2. Essay: <br />Be specific. <br /> Give details.<br /> Avoid words likegood,bad, very, etc. <br />
  3. 3. Translate the prompt. <br /> The prompt says, “Write an essay explaining what courage means to you.”<br /> The prompt means, “Write a story about one time when someone <br />I KNOW showed courage.” <br />
  4. 4. Prewriting helps—really it does!<br />Common Prewriting Techniques: <br /> Brainstorming Cubing<br /> Outlining Clustering <br /> Webbing Venn Diagram<br /> Free writing Thinking map<br />
  5. 5. Essay:<br />Develop one specific story.<br /> Let the reader “hear your voice” by<br /> making it personal and realistic. <br /> Be sure to end with a strong<br /> conclusion that ties<br /> your story back <br /> to the topic. <br />
  6. 6. Essay Development: <br />“Deep, Not Wide”<br />Focus on one story, not three different examples or reasons. <br />
  7. 7. Essay: <br /> Remember to use the writing techniques we learned in class. <br />
  8. 8. Show, Don’t Tell<br />Telling sentence: <br /> “The room was decorated well.”<br />Showing sentence: <br /> “Vases of freshly-cut tropical flowers sat on crisp, clean tablecloths, candles flickered brightly, and golden pineapples surrounded by colorful miniature umbrellas adorned every table.” <br />
  9. 9. Snapshot<br /> Describe a person or a scene as if you are looking at a picture, trying to convey the details to your reader. <br />
  10. 10. Explode a Moment<br /> Give specific details at the most exciting moment in your story to slow down the action. <br />
  11. 11. Short Answer<br />Answerthe question and prove your answer with evidence from the text. <br /> Be sure the quotation proves your answer. <br /> Don’t write anything else. Just answer it and prove it. <br />
  12. 12. Cross-Over Short Answer<br />+<br />Answer Answer <br /> 1 2 <br /> Proof Proof <br /> 1 2<br />
  13. 13. Reading Multiple Choice: <br /> READ THROUGH EACH PASSAGE CAREFULLY. After reading the questions, return to the passage and look for each answer—even if you think you already know what the correct answer is. <br />
  14. 14. Reading Multiple Choice: <br /> Highlightthe correct answer in the reading passage.<br />
  15. 15. All sections except editing and revising: <br />Use a<br /> dictionary or a thesaurus.<br />
  16. 16. Editing and Revising<br />Use process of elimination. <br /> Eliminate choices with fragments or run-ons.<br /> Watch out for possessives and apostrophes.<br /> Remember that singular verbs end with –s. <br />
  17. 17. Exemption from Final Essay<br />Students inEnglish III who pass the ELA TAKS will be able to exempt the essay on the final exam.<br />Students in Honors or AP who score a 3 or a 4 on the ELA TAKS essay will be able to exempt the essay on the final exam. <br />The final essay counts 40% of the final exam grade. <br />
  18. 18. Relax, take your time, and do your best! <br />
  19. 19. Sources<br />Atkins, Sue. mvc-087s.jpg. March 11, 2003. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011http://pics.tech4learning.com<br />Boggs, Kevin. waikikisunset001.jpg. October 2008. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011 <http://pics.tech4learning.com><br />Fogarty, Kim. img_03781.jpg. December 2010. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011 http://pics.tech4learning.com<br />Fogarty, Kim. img_0753.jpg. December 2010. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011 http://pics.tech4learning.com<br />Oro, Ann. 2009digitalcamera.jpg. August 11, 2007. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011http://pics.tech4learning.com<br />
  20. 20. Brad Townsend<br />Technology in Today’s Classroom<br />East Texas Baptist University<br />