Go APE! is a great strategy I use to align with Common Core and PSSA's (Standardized tests) so students get as many points possible on short answer response questions. It is an easy way to remember what needs to be included in their answers, and they get excited about "going ape".
* Practice sheet to break down the 3 parts of APE for students to practice answering questions
*Explanation on how to answer response questions by going APE!
*Example practice on how to Go APE!
*Go APE! Poster for the room