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How to write the perfect short answer response: APE (Answer,

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Transcript of How to write the perfect short answer response: APE (Answer,

How to write the perfect short answer response for STAAR: APE (Answer, Prove, Explain!)
#2 Prove your Answer with EVIDENCE
#3 Explain your Answer.
Now it's time to take it a step further. . .
You have answered the question, you proved it with a quote, and now you have to talk (write) about it.
You can also think of this as a making connection to life or "the big picture."
#1 Answer the question.
Think about the following question:

What lesson do you think Cassia learned form reading the poem?
Questions or concerns?
If not, it's time for poetry and the crossover. :)
Consider the following question and complete the EXPLAIN part of your answer.
What lessons do you think Cassia learned from reading the poem? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.
Tips:
Make sure you understand the question.
Look up any unknown words that you don't understand in the dictionary.
Make sure you actually ANSWER the question PROVIDED.

Think about the following question:
What lesson do you think Cassia learned from reading the poem? Support your answer with
evidence
from the selection.
What is evidence?
A quote or information from the text that supports your answer.
Tips:
Think of APE as a mini conversation. When someone gives you answer to a question you expect them to prove themselves and explain why they are correct.
Avoid using the 1st and 2nd person. Talk about the story. It's not about you. Focus on the characters, the actions, the plot, the setting, etc.
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