What is an open-ended question? Question that is designed to allow a full, meaningful answer that uses Quotes/ examples from text Your own knowledge and or feelings
Open Ended Questions If you “skip” these questions on the HSPA, you will score partially proficient. Even if you can’t answer completely, make an attempt!! Partial answers can earn some points. Scored 0-4 – Average of 2 readers Worth 44% of total reading score Harder than multiple choice No one right answer but there are correct answers Requires thoughtful answers that connect with the text
HSPA Open- Ended First bullet is usually “close to the text”/ to apply what you know Second bullet is usually “beyond the text”/ to extend what you know QASIC- Question/Answer/Support/Insight/Conclusion Reword question to create topic sentence 5-8 sentences per bullet with text examples/quotes Concluding sentence
Tips READ THE QUESTIONS BEFORE READING THE PASSAGE HIGHLIGHT/ UNDERLINE IMPORTANT QUESTION WORDS WRITE NOTES IN THE MARGINS AS YOU READ THE TEXT BE SURE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ASKED
Question First sentence- Restate the question. Write the important words you underlined in the question
ANSWER Be sure to answer all parts of the question.
SUPPORT EXPLAIN your answer using DETAILS EVENTS FROM THE STORY QUOTES PARAPHRASES
Support Sentences In paragraph __ the author states… This is important because In the story the character,__, says, “___”. This shows that( explain how, why) One thing the character (does, says, thinks, feels) that shows this is … This is important because
INSIGHT Explain your answers!!! Reflect on the question, answer and offer some insight Include a personal experience/ example, an allusion or scholastic/global reference explaining how the ideas affect you and your world.
Insight Sentences The situation in the passage is similar to what is happening to people today… The ideas presented in this story are important because… If I were in this situation…
END Restate the ideas from the first sentence. USE TRANSITIONS Therefore In conclusion In summary As a result To sum up Finally
Scoring Rubric 4 A 4-point response clearly demonstrates understanding of the task, completes all requirements, and provides an insightful explanation/opinion that links to or extends aspects of the text. 3 A 3-point response demonstrates an understanding of the task, completes all requirements, and provides some explanation/opinion using situations or ideas from the text as support. 2 A 2-point response may address all of the requirements, but demonstrates a partial understanding of the task, and uses text incorrectly or with limited success resulting in an inconsistent or flawed explanation. 1 A I-point response demonstrates minimal understanding of the task, does not complete the requirements, and provides only a vague reference to or no use of the text. 0 A 0-point response is irrelevant or off-topic. Must score a 3 or 4