8 Powerful Words TAKS Prep

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8 Powerful Words TAKS Prep. English. Day 1. EXPLAIN. Tell in your own words w hy or how. EMPHASIZE. Point out, take special notice. SUPPORT. Back it up, prove it, g ive examples. Example:. 1. What is the theme of the story “The Crystal Night”? Explain your answer using evidence. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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13 Days to TAKS Glory

8 Powerful WordsTAKS PrepEnglish

Day 1EXPLAINTell in your own words why or howEMPHASIZEPoint out, take special noticeSUPPORTBack it up, prove it,give examplesExample:1. What is the theme of the story The Crystal Night? Explain your answer using evidence.

Find the powerful word in the question above. Then find that word on your chart on pages 5-6.Write the number of the question you found the word in. Then explain: What is the question asking you to do with the work?

#1: To explain how/why this is the storys theme. Use quotes.1. How would you describe the German soldiers in The Crystal Night? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.Which powerful word do you see?a. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.2. What is the primary conflict in Breakfast in Virginia? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the selection.Which powerful word do you see?a. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.3. In paragraph 7, the author uses the words creaked and shuddered to emphasize the attitude of the chief condition of the truck heat of the highway fear of the coupleWhich powerful word do you see?a. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.Day 2INFERRead between the lines,get whats being hinted at but not said directlyPREDICTMake an educated guess on what will happen nextCONCLUDECome to a final understandingBased on her earlier reaction to the news about John, what do you predict April will do next?pretend that she has fainted run away screaming act like nothing matters to her laugh loudlya. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.Which powerful word do you see?The reader can infer that the elderly man:identifies with the two corporals because his son is a soldier believes there should be two separate types of cars on the train performs an act of kindness because he feels superior to the two soldiersa. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.Which powerful word do you see?From the reaction of the chief, the reader can conclude that they are used to dealing with malaria they do not care whether the boy dies they grew up together near the hospital they will have dinner together that eveninga. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.Which powerful word do you see?Day 3SUMMARIZEGive a short version of the whole thingBESTThe closest possible choiceSome examples of use: best describes, best demonstrates, best conveys, best reveals, best indicates, best illustrates, best represents, best expresses, best matches, etc.

Be sure you read WHAT the question is asking for (underlining it helps) and pick the closest choice. Even if you dont understand every word, you should still be able to eliminate some choices.BESTWhich sentence from the story summarizes the attitude the Nazis displayed? As I walked home, I heard loud shouting and singing. Like all the other kids, I had become caught up in the excitement. None of them seemed to notice me. Momentarily startled, the giant trooper loosened his grip.Which powerful word do you see?a. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.Which word best identifies what Superman represents for the narrator? Independence Intelligence Protection PurityWhich powerful word do you see?a. What powerful word?b. Where on your chart?

c. What is it asking? ..Write the number of the question next to word.Explain what the question is asking you to do specifically.