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Text-Dependent Questions

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Hannah Colson

on 3 December 2013

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Text-Dependent Questions
What is a text-dependent question and answer?
A text-dependent question requires evidence from the text to explain your answer.

A text-based answer requires you to provide evidence from the text (direct quotes and lines).
Answer the questions at the end of the reading selection. Notice that the last two questions require you to use
evidence to explain your answer.
Vocabulary Review!
Text to Reader Connection
Vita's dream of playing Helen in the school production comes true. Write about an ambition, hope, or dream of your own. Describe the dream, and explain how you tried to make it a reality. Is it still too early to tell? Has your old dream been replaced by a more achievable one?


Write about a time when you had no choice but to accept a situation or decision made by someone else. Was it easy to finally accept the situation for what it was or is?
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RL. 1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

RL. 3 Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

RL. 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in the text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

W. 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Take out your copy of "Swimming with Manatees"
Label your paper with your name, today's date, and the title of the article.

You need: 2 Sheets of Paper
Writing Utensil

Question: Drawing on the text, describe the King's method of administering justice within the arena.

Answer: When the king "gave a signal, a door beneath him opened, and the accused subject stepped out into the ampitheater." The accused "could open either door he pleased...If he opened the one, there came out a hungry tiger...as a punishment for his guilt...But if the accused person opened the other door, there came forth from it a lady...and to this lady he was immediately married, as a reward of his innocence."
Use the boards to reveal your answers. Write the letter of the correct answer on your board and do not reveal until you hear "Go."
Add these words to your list...

Write the word and use the context clues to unlock the meaning. Write the meaning on your own paper.

In three to four complete sentences, answer one of the following questions...
Locate your copy of "Helen on 86th Street" and your vocabulary+Questions.
What is an allusion?
A reference to a well-known person, event, object, or work from history or literature is known as an allusion.
Culminating Writing Task:
Consider the quote from Vita's mother: "You don't want to be Helen. Be lucky you're a warrior. You're too smart to be ruled by your hear." By the end of the story, Vita accepts this statement as true. Trace Vita's journey from being ruled by her emotions, to being ruled by logic. Write a well-developed essay supporting this claim with clear reasons and relevant
textual evidence
that includes specific examples of Vita's transformation throughout the story. Include direct quotations and page numbers in your response.

Turn in your purple language books to page 9 for test strategies.
Locate your evidence/elaboration page with the culminating writing task. In groups of three, you will complete the chart and fill out a graphic organizer. Be sure to find allusions in the text as well for bonus points.

Helen McGuire is playing Helen, so Mr. Dodd says, because, out of the entire sixth grade, she most embodies Helen of Troy.

"Your father's on his own Odyssey," my mother said. And now it's just me and Mom and Marlowe and the Keatses, John and John, our parakeets, or "pair of Keats," as Mom says. When I was younger, when Dad first left and I still believed he was coming back, it made me happy that we still lived in the same building. I was happy because he would always know where to find us. Now that I am older, I know the city is not that big. It is easy to be found and easy to stay lost.
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