Writing & Test-Taking Tips
Read the questions first
Look back in the story for answers
Keep your mind on the test
Look for new vocabulary words either written in bold or in italics
Begin sentences in different ways
Sit up straight
Use words you can spell
Use interesting words
check your spelling and punctuation
Restate the question in your answer
Answer all parts of the question
Don't forget to EDIT
Plan your time wisely: don't waste time, but don't rush
FIVE BASIC RULES to live by when answering SHORT or LONG RESPONSE QUESTIONS:
Answer in complete sentences.
Use all the lines given to you.
Identify the type of question as well as the number of questions you are being asked, and be sure to answer all of them.
Support what you say with evidence from the story - Details, Details, Details!
Rereaad what you wrote to be sure it makes sense, and correct any errors.