Hello and THANK YOU to my lovely KIPPsters!
Thank you so much for all of the birthday hugs, cards, candy, flowers and even a Starbucks gift card today! You guys are great! (But you aren’t getting out of reading homework :)) Tonight, in light of our current preoccupation with testing, we will have a special posting assignment: a Do-It-Yourself-Reading-Test-Prep-Post. Please see below for the Criteria for Success.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:
1. Username. Title. Author.
2. Tonight, I read ____ pages.
3. Briefly summarize what you read this evening. (3 sentences minimum — don’t skip this, or else it becomes an INCHW on your paycheck. :()
4. Write an RTP style question about your text like this:
From the novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you can tell that Johnny:
a. was an attentive and loving father who dedicated his life to his children.
b. tried very hard to help out his family, but just couldn’t make ends meet.
c. occasionally focused on his family, but was often discouraged and would end up drinking away his troubles.
d. did not care at all for his family or his wife.
5. After you write your question, tell us what KIND of question it was. Was this a STEPBACK? A FREEBIE? CONTEXT CLUES? CHARACTER STEPBACK? etc. etc.
This question was a CHARACTER STEPBACK. It required multiple examples of Johnny’s behavior to accurately answer it.
6. Finally, tell us the correct answer to your RTP question and explain why it is correct:
Choice C was correct. Johnny loved his family very much but was easily discouraged. He would have days when he would work very hard and give up everything for his family, but then those days were followed by days of drinking and despair. Johnny led a troubled life, but his intentions were always good, and his heart was always in the right place.
As you can tell, all of my responses were in green. Please model your responses on mine to ensure you earn full credit and that you are accurately practicing today’s skill. 🙂
Thank you again for a lovely birthday! I’m off to prepare for your test tomorrow!
Happy reading, blogging, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ORLANDO too! (Thank you for the flowers, I’m glad to share my birthday with you!)