Formulafor Success The Boxinthe Barn

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Formulafor Success The Boxinthe Barn

  1. 1. Formula for Success! ~A guide on how to answer reading questions.
  2. 2. Formulas <ul><li>Get ready to become an expert at answering reading comprehension questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Simply follow these formulas by filling in the blanks with your answers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Quick Tips <ul><li>Read the questions before the story, so you know what to look for! </li></ul><ul><li>Other words for “story” are “text” and “passage!” </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using pronouns in your answer, like he or she. Use names! </li></ul><ul><li>When the questions asks for you to use a detail from the text, use more than one! Tell ALL you know with several details from the text if they support your answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Underline details from the text and then copy them into the Formula for Success! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Secret Formula: <ul><li>First, restate the question! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: What is your name? My name is... </li></ul><ul><li>Next, answer the question! My name is Billy Bob. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, if you see the words “use details from the text” write these words. </li></ul><ul><li>I know this because the story says </li></ul><ul><li>_____________ AND ___________! </li></ul><ul><li>Last, fill in your details after underlining them in the story. It’s really easy!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Read the story “The Box in the Barn” after reading the story’s questions so you know what to look for!
  6. 6. Question: What is Jason’s main problem in the story? Use two details from the story to explain your answer. Answer: Jason’s main problem in the story is ____________________________. I know this because the text says ____________________________________ AND _______________________________.
  7. 7. Question: How does Jason solve his problem? Use two details from the passage to explain your answer. Answer: Jason solves his problem by ____________________________. I know this because the text says _____________ ____________________________________ AND _______________________________.
  8. 8. Question: Read the sentence from the story.    &quot;Wow!&quot; said Jason, bewildered. Explain what bewildered means. Use two details from the passage to explain your answer. Answer: Bewildered means___________ ____________________________. I know this because the text says _____________ ____________________________________ AND _______________________________.
  9. 9. Now you know the Formula for Success! Thank you for working so hard!

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