How to Answer Constructed Response or Short Answer Questions. Writing Practice. Constructed Response or Short Answer Questions:. They ask you to apply your knowledge and understanding in a short written answer. Difference between a constructed response and short answer:
They ask you to apply your knowledge and understanding in a short written answer.
Difference between a constructed response and short answer:
A constructed response will always have a document to analyze with the question.
A short answer may or may not have a document to analyze with the question so they are very similar.
Read the entire question.
Identify and underline key words in the question, such as: explain, elaborate, illustrate.
Restate the prompt in your own words to be sure that you understand it.
List items you should identify in your answer
List facts & examples to support your answer
“What color is the sky?”
4 Point Constructed Response/Short Answer Rubric
The “Roaring 20’s” was probably called roaring because the events that occurred during the decade had a loud, deep and lasting impact on America. The 20s had a loud roar coming from the a new music revolution called the Jazz Age, from American’s rebellion against prohibition that led to the growth of speakeasies and bootleg alcohol, and from the attitude of many American’s to “eat, drink, and be merry…”. The 20s roar was deep because it brought about a lot of cultural conflicts that questioned American values and traditions. These cultural conflicts included issues of evolution v. fundamentalism with the Scopes Trial; the nativists views against anything not “American” that led to the growth of the KKK and violent attacks against immigrants and Blacks; and the issue of traditional “Puritan” values v. the new attitudes of consumerism. Finally, the 20’s roar was lasting because it brought about significant changes in the everyday lives of Americans including the mass production of the car, the wide use of the radio allowing American’s to have similar experiences, and development of modern conveniences like the washing machine and vacuum make more leisure time available for American’s to do other things. In all the 20’s roar left a lasting impression.