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TAKS ATTACK 2007. TAKS Attack. Attack TAKS. I am working for myself. I will explain in detail. I will do my best. I will be neat. I will not give up. It’s Feeding Time!. Be aggressive Focus Take your time Do your BEST. The TEST is TOMORROW.

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TAKS

ATTACK

2007

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TAKS Attack

Attack TAKS

I am working for myself.

Iwill explain in detail.

I will do my best.

I will be neat.

I will not give up.

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It’s Feeding Time!

  • Be aggressive
  • Focus
  • Take your time
  • Do your BEST
the test is tomorrow

The TEST is TOMORROW

But wait……………let’s review a few things……

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1. The Prompt
  • 2. Narrative Story
  • 3. Expository Text
  • 4. Crossover
  • 5. Examine the visual
  • 6. Back to the Draft
  • 7. Turn in Dictionary
  • 8. Revising and editing
1 the prompt

1. The Prompt

UNDERSTAND. (dictionary)

Personalize: ? to yourself

THINK, THINK, THINK

ORGANIZE

WRITE a draft. (First person, details.)

let s talk about how

Let’s talk about how

to get a four on the ESSAY!

the essay is where you show off your writing talents
The essay is where you show off your writing talents.
  • Read the prompt at least twice!
  • Use your dictionary.
be sure to answer exactly what they are asking watch for the sneaky second part
Be sure to answer EXACTLYwhat they are asking. (Watch for the sneaky second part.)

It is usually asking you to

explain WHY something is

important.

What is your most boring class in high school and how would you change the curriculum to make it more interesting.

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So…….

Do you agree or disagree with the statement????

Why?

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Now think of a Personal Experience that is an example of your agreement or disagreement of the prompt.
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NEXT>>>>

Write a thesis statement

Then an OUTLINE

STEP 1

STEP 2

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NEXT>>>>

Begin writing the BODY of your essay ---the experience that proves your opinion.

  • Now tell why it happened
  • How it happened
  • How it ended

STEP 3

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Whew!!

That’s a lot of

rough draft

writing.

when the body is done hook your reader
When the body is done….. HOOK your reader!
  • Add an INTRODUCTION that will knock their socks off!!
    • Begin with dialogue
    • Introduce a character
    • Give a description or background
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I found the corpse this morning. We’d been searching for two weeks. I’m glad its over. It’s amazing how it all started.
here s what really happened boring boring boring
Here’s what really happened…(boring, boring, boring)

Two weeks ago my sister’s hamster escaped from her room. I thought the cat ate it. We searched the entire house. Finally, my mom found it behind the dryer. This was one adventure I’ll never forget!!

were you hooked

Were you hooked?

Be sure to write a story that captures the attention of the reader.

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It could be just one or two sentences.

Don’t forget the conclusion.

here are some suggestions
Here are some suggestions:
  • Reiterate how you feel about the subject
  • Make a prediction
  • Explain what you learned from the experience
  • Use a universal word: all, everyone, every day, every time
  • Circle back to the “hook”
  • Draw a conclusion from the example
so you think

So you think

you’re done with the ESSAY????

Not yet...

add some details to your story
Add some details to your story………..

For example === here’s a sentence.

The man walked to the store.

which man how did he go where did he go why did he go
Which man? How did he go? Where did he go? Why did he go?

The crazy, old man walked to the store.

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The crazy, old man pushed

his cart to the store.

The crazy, old man pushed his cart

to the 7-11 so that he could

buy a lottery ticket.

doesn t that sound

Doesn’t that sound

A little more interesting???

YES!

YES

YES!

what s the highest

Review

What’s the highest

score possible on the ESSAY?

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after your draft

AFTER YOUR DRAFT

Set it aside. Let it rest while you work on the stories. This gives you chances to think.

2 narrative story

2. Narrative story

SCAN story and graphic

READ and Highlight MC Questions

READ and Annotate OEQ

ANSWER MC

3 expository text

3. Expository text

Scan text and graphic

Read and highlight questions

Read the text

Answer MC and OEQs

4 crossover

4. Crossover

Answer Crossover and Multiple Choice questions

here s a hint for the stories
Here’s a hint for the stories…

Use the side margin to

*draw pictures,

*write questions or

*make comments

Use your highlighter

more hints
More hints…..
  • Read the questionsfirst
  • Read one story at a time
  • USE A DICTIONARY to look up words you don’t know
what is this
What is this????

A-

P-

E-

Hint:

it reminds you how to answer the open ended questions
It reminds you HOW to answer the Open-Ended Questions
  • How many are there?
    • Three questions
  • Let’s see how to answer them
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A – Answer the questionAlways restate the question and give your responseP – Prove your answer with “quote” from the storyE – Explain how your proof answers the question

here are some hints for answering the oeq
Here are some hints for answering the OEQ……
  • Use a dictionary
  • Restate the question in your answer.
  • Be sure to put “quotation marks” around any words taken from the story

STAY IN YOUR BOX!

to get the highest

Review

To get the highest,

A score of three……

You must…..

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Answer the question,give Proof of your opinion,

AND

Explain using an insightful conclusion, interpretation, or prediction based on the selection.

don t be a zero

Don’t be a ZERO

Score a 3!!

(On the OEQ)

how many oeq s are there
How many OEQ’s are there?
  • You got it! Three
    • The first one is about the first story
    • The second one is about the second story
    • The third OEQ is about BOTH stories
what is the highest score you can get on the oeq
What is the highest score you can get on the OEQ?
  • Right! You can score a
      • Zero
      • One
      • Two
      • Three
5 examine visual

5. Examine visual

Think

Answer MC Questions

6 rewrite your draft

6. Rewrite your draft

Add any new ideas

HOOK your reader

Dictionary: Spelling / synonyms

TRANSCRIBE carefully onto the answer document

Be NEAT

Write TWO pages

7 turn in dictionary

7. Turn in Dictionary

DO NOT have a dictionary at your desk when you open the revising and editing seal.

8 revising and editing

8. Revising and Editing

SCAN the passage

READ and highlight sentences to be considered

READ ENTIRE passage

Answer questions.

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Raise your HAND

  • Turn in your DICTIONARY
  • Break the SEAL

Now it’s time for…..

The Revising & Editing section.

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Revising & Editing Section

  • 1st step is to read the passage and highlight any obvious errors.
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Revising & Editing Section

This is the easiest part –

all answers are already there!

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Revising & Editing Section

How many questions will there be?

That’s right – 20!!!

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Revising & Editing Section

Highlight

  • Then the sentences that the questions are asking about.
  • Now ANSWER the Questions.
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Double Check everything

I’m finished!

Congratulate yourself for a job well-done!

which section of the test does not allow you to use a dictionary
Which section of the test does NOT allow you to use a dictionary?

The Revising and Editing

is this test timed
Is this test timed?

No!

Take as much time as you need!

how many oeq s are there1
How many OEQ’s are there?
  • You got it! Three
    • The first one is about the first story
    • The second one is about the second story
    • The third OEQ is about BOTH stories
what is the highest score you can get on the oeq1
What is the highest score you can get on the OEQ?
  • Right! You can score a
      • Zero
      • One
      • Two
      • Three
don t be a zero1

Don’t be a ZERO

Score a 3!!

(On the OEQ)

here are some hints for answering the oeq1
Here are some hints for answering the OEQ……
  • Use a dictionary
  • Restate the question in your answer.
  • Be sure to put “quotation marks” around any words taken from the story

STAY IN YOUR BOX!

to get the highest1

Review

To get the highest,

A score of three……

You must…..

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Answer the question,give Proof of your opinion,

AND

Explain using an insightful conclusion, interpretation, or prediction based on the selection.

a few more questions
A few more questions…..
  • If you answer ALL 28 multiple-choice questions right, but do not do the ESSAY…..can you pass the TAKS?

NOPE

can you do it

Can you do it?

Are you ready?

Almost done

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WE WANT U!

To pass the TAKS tomorrow

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