FCAT : FCAT Key Words to Know for FCAT 1 Edited by Dr. Walker For Comparing or Contrasting : For Comparing or Contrasting Comparing Similar
Comparison Contrasting Different
More than 2 Edited by Dr. Walker 1. Why does the author compare Watson Brake with famous monuments around the world?2. Which sentences describes the differences between the poem and the article? : 1. Why does the author compare Watson Brake with famous monuments around the world?2. Which sentences describes the differences between the poem and the article? Sample COMPARE and CONTRAST questions: 3 Edited by Dr. Walker MAIN IDEA : MAIN IDEA accomplishment
title main goal
theme 4 Edited by Dr. Walker 1. Which sentence best summarizes what happens in the essay, “Poppa and the Spruce Tree”?2. If the article needed a new title which would be the best?3. What is the main idea of “The Wreck of the E.S. Newman”? : 1. Which sentence best summarizes what happens in the essay, “Poppa and the Spruce Tree”?2. If the article needed a new title which would be the best?3. What is the main idea of “The Wreck of the E.S. Newman”? MAIN IDEA 5 Edited by Dr. Walker AUTHOR’S PURPOSE : AUTHOR’S PURPOSE What is the author’s purpose for writing this passage?
Is it to: Is it to inform you of:
persuade the author’s opinion
inform the author’s values
agree the author’s point of view
convince the author’s attitude
entertain 6 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample questions for author’s purpose: : Sample questions for author’s purpose: What is the author’s attitude toward catfish in this article?
Which statement best describes R. Conrad’s point of view on Mexican food? 7 Edited by Dr. Walker CAUSE and EFFECT : CAUSE and EFFECT main reason
why 8 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample cause and effect questions: : Sample cause and effect questions: According to this passage, fences have affected the Kalahari wildlife most by________.
According to the article human population growth has had an impact on global warming by __________. 9 Edited by Dr. Walker Figure out the meaning of unfamiliar VOCABULARY : Figure out the meaning of unfamiliar VOCABULARY convey meaning
describes imply meaning
meaning 10 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample vocabulary questions: : Sample vocabulary questions: Why does the author begin the article with a quotation by Leo Durocher?
Which phrase best describes the author’s father? 11 Edited by Dr. Walker Judge the VALIDITY or ACCURRACY of information in an article : Judge the VALIDITY or ACCURRACY of information in an article reason behind fact
argument most valid
benefits best evidence
weakest support 12 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample validity and accuracy questions: : Sample validity and accuracy questions: What evidence best shows that people in sports were impressed by Deavers?
What details from the passage support the argument Papa was a gentle man? 13 Edited by Dr. Walker PLOT DEVELOPMENT : PLOT DEVELOPMENT flashback
character change or development
Rising or falling action Tone
First/third person narrator 14 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample plot development questions: : Sample plot development questions: 1. What is the overall tone of the poem?
2. How did the knight change after he retired from riding and fighting? 15 Edited by Dr. Walker POETRY : POETRY stanza
Line Edited by Dr. Walker 16 Sample poetry questions: : Sample poetry questions: 1. What is the overall tone of the poem?
2. How does the use of couplets make the rhyme scheme more effective?
3. In which verse of the poem does the narrator of the poem start to show his true feelings about Aurora? 17 Edited by Dr. Walker Slide 18: Chronological order
Order of events
ORGANIZATION of a passage 18 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample organizational questions: : Sample organizational questions: What method of organization does the author use to present the events in the poem?
Put the events that led up to the police chase in chronological order. 19 Edited by Dr. Walker TYPES of TEXT : TYPES of TEXT Passage/Text
Information 20 Edited by Dr. Walker Sample questions: : Sample questions: According to the essay, how does Poppa teach his children to be successful?
Which statement best expresses Tim Connor’s attitude toward failure? 21 Edited by Dr. Walker READING SKILLS : READING SKILLS 22 Edited by Dr. Walker TRACE : TRACE Outline
List the Steps 23 Edited by Dr. Walker ANALYZE : ANALYZE Break Apart
Study the Pieces 24 Edited by Dr. Walker INFER : INFER A Good Guess
Read Between the Lines 25 Edited by Dr. Walker EVALUATE : EVALUATE Judge
In Your Own Words 26 Edited by Dr. Walker FORMULATE : FORMULATE Put Together
Create 27 Edited by Dr. Walker DESCRIBE : DESCRIBE Tell About
Tell ALL About 28 Edited by Dr. Walker SUPPORT : SUPPORT Give the Facts
Back up with Details 29 Edited by Dr. Walker EXPLAIN : EXPLAIN Tell How
Put It In Your Own Words 30 Edited by Dr. Walker SUMMARIZE : SUMMARIZE Sum It Up
Give Me The Short Version 31 Edited by Dr. Walker COMPARE : COMPARE Alike
All the Ways They Are Alike 32 Edited by Dr. Walker CONTRAST : CONTRAST Different
All the Ways They Are Different 33 Edited by Dr. Walker PREDICT : PREDICT Make a Guess
What Will Happen Next? 34 Edited by Dr. Walker