NJASK Review PowerPoint - Mount Laurel Hartford School

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Expository Prompts
• Expository = 5 Paragraph Essay
• May sometimes use the word
“Composition” instead of “essay” on test.
• Must have 3 “reasons” to support topic.
Each reason creates a new body
paragraph.
What an Expository Prompt
May look like…
 There are many things that
students can do to become more
successful in school.
Write a composition about things that
students can do to become more
successful. Be sure to include
examples to support your reasons.
First Step: PLAN!!!
Create a web with
the topic of your
Essay in the center
Circle. 
In your smaller
planning circles, you
will provide 1 reason
for each circle
showing how to be a
successful student.
How to be
a
successful
student
2nd Step- Start Writing!
• 5 paragraph format- REMEMBER TO
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INDENT EACH PARAGRAPH!!
Always Write a Title to your writing!
Paragraph 1: Introduction(Include thesis!)
Paragraph 2: Body Paragraph-1st Reason
Paragraph 3: Body Paragraph- 2nd reason
Paragraph 4: Body Paragraph-3rd reason
Paragraph 5: Conclusion (Restate thesis)!
Paragraph 1: Introduction
• Must have a thesis as your last sentence
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of your introduction which introduces
your topic and 3 reasons.
Include an “Introduction: technique
discussed in class
1. Anecdote
2. Quote
3. Question
4. Background
Sample Intro using an Anecdote
Success Starts with You
I remember being extremely disappointed
after getting my first D on a quiz in middle school. As
the tears were rolling down my face, I wondered
what I would have to do in order to get A's. I
immediately began to think of ways to become more
successful in school. These ways include being more
prepared, listening to the teacher, and asking
questions for extra help.
Sample Introduction using a
Question
Have you ever received an F on a big
test? Did you wonder what you had to do in
order to get straight A's? Every student should
learn how to be successful in school. Of course
every student is different, but there are some
common factors in achieving academic
success. The three most important ways to
ensure success are being prepared, listening,
and asking questions.
Intro Using a Quote
"Ugh! I can't believe another F." Do you
find yourself saying this many times
throughout the school year? If so, I suggest
you take my advice on how to be successful in
school. Although every student is different, the
major keys to success are being prepared,
listening, and asking questions in class.
What Should Body Paragraphs
Have?
• Topic Sentence to introduce reason
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being discussed in that particular
body paragraph.
Examples
Anecdotes
Transitions
Concluding Sentence to Wrap up that
paragraph
Conclusion Paragraph 5
O Restate thesis in a different way than you
did in your introductory paragraph
O Recap your main points of your essay
without sounding repetitive.
O End with a “clincher” which may include
another anecdote, quote, or personal
opinion about the topic to wrap up your
essay.
Poem Prompt Essay
O Sometimes you will be asked to write an
essay after reading a poem.
O Follow the 5 paragraph format still, but read
directions carefully.
O It may not be necessary to use the poem in
your essay, as it is usually just meant to
introduce the essay topic.
Speculative Prompt
• This prompt has students writing a FICTION
story complete with all of the main elements
of a story.
• Sometimes they may say “Write a
NARRATIVE” which means story.
Don’t be fooled!! 
1st Step: Read the prompt!
O Read the prompt to see what information
they give you!! This is important!!
Imagine that school has closed due to a
snowstorm that has passed through your town
and left behind ten inches of snow.
Write a story about an adventure that takes
place in the snowy weather.
2nd step- PLAN!!
Based on the prompt we need to:
1. Write about an adventure
2 Setting is in the winter (snow)
Use C-Score to Plan!
O C- Characters
O S- Setting (snow/winter)
O C- Conflict
O O- Opening
O R- Resolution (How does your character solve the
problem:?)
O E- Ending (This MUST be a lesson learned or light
bulb moment from the character in the end!!)
C-Score Sample
C- Create your own characters (Amanda and
her sister Jena
S- Mount Laurel; Snow day in the afternoon
C- Amanda wanted to go sledding but Jena is
scared.
O- You can use: 1. Action/Onomatopoeia, 2Setting Description. 3. Dialogue. To open your
story.
R- How Amanda helps Jena to conquer her fear
E- Jena learned to conquer her fears and
realized sledding was something she enjoyed.
Time to Write!
O Make sure you stay in the same Point of
View- This should be in a 3rd person
Narrator’s Voice that uses pronouns such as
“they” “she” NOT “I” or “Me” (That’s 1st
person!)
O Be sure to come up with a creative Title to
your story!
O Indent each paragraph- typical length is 1 ½ -
2 pages.
O Include Dialogue to develop your characters!
To Get a High Score You Must Include
Some of the Following:
• Figurative Language:
1. Similes
2. Metaphors
3. Onomatopoeia
4. Hyperbole/Exaggeration
5. Idioms
6. Alliteration 7.Personification
8. Imagery
Compositional Risks
O -Dialogue
O -Show don't tell
O -Rhetorical Questions/Inner Thoughts
O -Voice
O -Vivid Descriptions
O --Repetition
O -Sensory Details
O Feelings/Emotions
Answering Short Open Ended
Responses with Reading Passages
• The title of this story is “Itching to Play.”
This title can be interpreted in different
ways.
• Describe two ways in which this title
applies to the narrator.
• Have you ever missed an important
event because you were sick? How did it
affect you?
How to answer using RACER
Restate question
Answer all parts (a paragraph per bullet)
Cite direct evidence from the text
End with a concluding sentence
Relate/connect to the text either by text to
self, text to world, or text to another text.
Self Assessment for Open
Ended Responses
 I restated the first bulleted part in paragraph
one.
 Everything the first bulleted part asked for
was answered with information from the
text.
 I restated the second bulleted item in the
second paragraph. (indented)
 I have included a connection, or original idea
that relates to the text.
Possible Reading Strategies
Used in Multiple Choice
 Labeling a Main Idea and Supporting Details
 Questions about Identifying the following:
- Setting
- Inferring Character Traits
- Plot Questions
1. Plot= what happens in the story
2. Conflict= problem or struggle in story
3. Climax= Most intense part of conflict.
4. Resolution= how the story ends.
Other Reading Strategies
 To infer or draw conclusions is to
“read in between the lines” and make
a guess from the evidence in the text.
 Theme: a message the writer is trying
to reveal to the reader.
- Think: What did you learn while
reading this story? That’s the theme.
Identifying Fact and Opinion
O Fact= something that can be proven true
O Opinion= the author’s feelings about a
subject.
O Ex: The Phillies are the best team in MLB.
(Opinion)
O Ex: Chase Utley is on the Phillies. (Fact, can
be proven)
Vocabulary
O USE CONTEXT CLUES!!!
O READ COMPLETE SENTENCE TO DETERMINE
MEANING OF NEW WORD.
O SEARCH FOR SYNONYMS OR ANTONYMS TO HELP
YOU WITH DEFINING NEW WORDS!
O **THINK ABOUT SKILLS WE USED IN CLASS WITH
VOCABULARY CARDS EACH WEEK!! 
Themes and Idioms
O Most of the time, THEMES are stated in the form of
IDIOMS on testing. This can be confusing to some
students! Below is a link that includes a list of
popular idioms by grade level. We will review some
4th, 5th and 6th grade idioms that might be possible
themes or “lessons learned” in class. Feel free to
review some at home too with this link: (It will
download a document!! )
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