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Teacher Tips and Answers

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Writing Developing Your Response

Begin by naming the literature and its author. Then lead to your focus statement. Add quotations from the story to help develop your ideas. Conclude by summarizing your major points.

Revising Improving Your Response

Responding to a prompt is a way of measuring your writing skills, so you’ll want to do your very best. That means you’ll need to save at least five minutes to check everything over and change anything that isn’t clear or appropriate. So, after you’ve finished writing, go back to the prompt. Ask yourself the PAST questions again. Make sure you have done everything you were supposed to do:

I’m supposed to
1. explain Mia’s relationship with each member of her family
2. use evidence from the story to support my ideas

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