Tune up that achievement vocabulary. "What," you say, "is achievement vocabulary?" Certain words are contained in Achievement Test questions. Now, I am not going to say that their only purpose is to challenge students, but they sure make the questions harder to understand.
Why say: How does the ending show what the writer felt?
When you could say: Analyze how the author's purpose is defined throughout the conclusion. Use detailed description to illustrate your position.
Now, I get that this is a reading test, but geesh, ask the question! It almost seems like the test writers from the Ohio Department of Education find the most difficult way possible to ask a question.
Anyhow, today we looked at specific words necessary to understand test questions. You can view most of the words at the Reading Workshop Wikipage. Students studied in rotating four person groups and then we had the big challenge. Students played Around the World, defining the words.
Congratulations to the winners: Shayna T., Micah L., Connor H., and Shelby C.