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FCAT : 

FCAT Key Words to Know for FCAT 1 Edited by Dr. Walker

For Comparing or Contrasting : 

For Comparing or Contrasting Comparing Similar Common Appropriate Comparison Contrasting Different Advantage over 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 lesson moral central idea title main goal moral summary 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 forces causes impact factors influences effects/affects 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 reveal root word quotation describes imply meaning word origin phrase 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 strengthen opinion argument most valid benefits best evidence accurately describes 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 foreshadowing central conflict conflict character change or development Rising or falling action Tone mood feeling resolution Climax 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 verse couplet narrator speaker refrain setting emotions Tone quatrain 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 Connection Order, Arrangement Develop Right after Just before Organize paragraph Conclude Order of events Additional paragraphs Conclusion ANALYZE The 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 Paragraph Selection Story Excerpt Essay Quotation Phrase Statement 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

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