2What is the question asking you to do? Check the verbs!How many parts does the question have?How many pieces of information are expected?
3Structure of response TTQA Gist statement Details to support gist Concluding statement
4Turn That Question Around Question: What did you do last night when you got home from school?
5Turn That Question Around Open: Last night when I got home from school I…Closed: Last night when I got home I did several things.
6What is a Gist Statement? A general answer, a big idea, that does not contain important details.Example: Last night when I got home from school I had fun. (What do you mean? How did you have fun?)
7Details to support Gist statement A Gist statement should raise questions that you should answer with appropriate details.
8Details to support Gist statement Last night when I got home from school I had fun.I took my dog for a walk.My best friend Matt and I rode bikes.My family made homemade pizzas for dinner.
9Brings all the ideas together and points back to the main topic. Concluding StatementBrings all the ideas together and points back to the main topic.After sharing an afternoon and evening with my friends and family, I went to bed tired and happy.
10Mnemonic Device1. Restate the question and write the general, gist answer.2. Give details to make gist clear. (If someone hasn’t read…..)3. Make concluding statement: summary and “so what”?
11Answer Organizer: Easy as 1,2,3 1. TTQA + Gist 2. Details for evidence and support 3. Concluding statement
12The Better Answer Scale Minimal Partially Completely TTQA Gist Details Conclusion Stays on topic Writes neatly Standard conventions
13Let’s practiceExplain why it is ironic that Kenny treats Rufus the way he does when they first meet. What does Kenny learn from this incident?