This is a PowerPoint presentation I made for my class and have even presented to my colleagues. I noticed that during the creation of text-dependent responses my kids were still neglecting a logical ordering. This really helped them and they loved the little ape.
This model question and response is based on Native Americans and the Gold Rush, but the topic is not important. We are focusing on structure. Upon using this in my class, I then had kids read an article or excerpt and craft a short answer response using APE as a checklist for their answers.
This sets the stage for a lot of other discussions to be had in regard to text dependent responses. I try to keep my mini-lessons short so I don't loose my students attention and really hone in on specific skills and issues they tend to have in the crafting of their responses. This was designed to be used in a middle school classroom, but I used to teach 10th and 11th grade English and I would happily use this in those levels as well. This is a great resource and an excellent tool to post on a class website for students to reference.
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Soon to come:
Text Evidence selection
Grammar for quotations in text dependent questions
Academic language in our responses