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Creating a constructed response


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Creating a constructed response

  1. 1. Creating a Constructed Response South Carolina High School Assessment Program (HSAP) Preparation By Karen Stepp
  2. 2. The Constructed Response is . . . <ul><li>. . . a written response portion of the test </li></ul><ul><li>It tests your ability to </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>analyze literature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>show control over text </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How will I be scored? <ul><li>To receive full credit you must . . . </li></ul><ul><li>1. Answer all parts of the question </li></ul><ul><li>2. Demonstrate clear and logical reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use specific , relevant examples from the text </li></ul><ul><li>4. Interpretation must go beyond the text </li></ul>
  4. 4. Suggestions <ul><li>First . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Use the question to help create your response. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows you to </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show you are answering the question </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check your response for completeness </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Example <ul><li>Sample Question </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the events in the story that caused Alicia to change her feelings about her pet. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Response </li></ul><ul><li>In the story, several events caused Alicia to undergo a big change in her feelings about her pet dog . In the beginning of the story, Alicia’s feelings about her pet were . . . . but by the end of the story they were . . . </li></ul>Uses the question to frame response
  6. 6. Suggestions <ul><li>Next . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotes from the text </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why you used them </li></ul><ul><li>Use action verbs ( shows , illustrates , explains , demonstrates ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>This shows . . . </li></ul><ul><li>You have clear, logical reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>You can use specific, relevant examples </li></ul><ul><li>You can use evidence for support </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>Sample 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Alicia shows her deep love for her dog when she says she “can’t imagine life without Woofy.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sample 2: </li></ul><ul><li>The author writes that Alicia “can’t imagine life without Woofy.” This quote illustrates the deep love Alicia has for her dog. </li></ul>Uses quotes Uses Action Verbs
  9. 9. Suggestions and examples: <ul><li>Finally . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections beyond text </li></ul><ul><li>Three types of connections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Text to Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Text to Self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Text to World </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Text to Text <ul><li>Compare the piece to another text </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>This reminds me of the time I read The House on Mango Street and Esperanza changed her feelings about her sister. </li></ul>Refers to another text Shows how it relates
  11. 11. Text to Self <ul><li>Compare the text to . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Your own experience </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of someone you know </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>This reminds me of a time when my feelings changed about someone at school. At first I thought . . . . but later I realized . . . </li></ul>Shows how it relates to self Shows how it is alike
  12. 12. Text to World <ul><li>Compare the text to . . . </li></ul><ul><li>an event in the news </li></ul><ul><li>a historical event </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>This reminds me of the people in the news who had a grudge against their neighbors . . . but later they . . . </li></ul>Relates to world Shows a change
  13. 13. Tips for Success <ul><li>Read carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Try to understand the plot, theme, and devices </li></ul><ul><li>Re-read the question </li></ul><ul><li>Answer all parts of the question </li></ul><ul><li>Be organized </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a complete response </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bibliography <ul><li>HSAP information from K. Tiedemann’s book Challenge the HSAP: English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Music titled “Brighter Day” from </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart courtesy of Microsoft PowerPoint </li></ul>