Help Prepare Your Child for the Short Response Writing Section of the ELA Exam

As you well know, the NYS ELA exam is only weeks away. Students will be expected to answer short response written questions on the test.  Explain to your child that they can follow the simple strategy below to help guide them on the short response portion of the ELA exam.

Writing a short response

1) TTQA – turn the question around*
2) Give at least 3 supporting details
3) Write a closing statement

*For example: What is the population of New York City? The population of New York City is approximately 8,000,000.

Remind your child to follow these 3 simple steps, check for spelling and grammar mistakes, and read over their answers. This is a good habit that can help them achieve good test results.

 

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