Tutor profile: Allison R.
Strategy to work with evidence and elaboration: Match the evidence with the elaboration. Did they include enough information in the elaboration to explain what it means and why it matters?
I would give examples to mix and match the evidence and elaboration. (I have in a word document)
Subject: Study Skills
In working with texts that are unfamiliar, these are strategies you can use:
Part 1: Read the article one time and text mark the following: title, any photos with captions Circle vocabulary words/phrases that are unfamiliar. Main Idea: put a star next to where the main idea of the article is mentioned. While you read, do you have any questions about it? Do you need clarification, or does it make you think of something to connect to it? Add a question mark. What parts cannot be skipped if someone was to skim or fake read this? What tools did the writer use to make their point? (comparisons, any sentences give impact?) How does the author develop credibility for the scientists he mentions? Box in the thesis of the article. Is there a counterclaim? Box that sentence (or group of sentences) as well. Be ready to give a summary of just your assigned article with key details. Part 2: Create four multiple-choice assessment questions from this article. Remember to give the correct answer and two wrong answers. -Two questions need to be explicitly from the article -Two questions need to be inferencing. Part 3: Create a short response question and correct answer from this article. Part 4: Extension: what audience is best for this article? Could there be more information for this audience to explore? Where could they look?
In reference to comparing / contrasting two poems (in this case, two Poe poems): Give three words or phrases from either text (or a combo of both texts) and explaining how they each shaped the meaning or tone of the story/poem.
Examples of what your sentences can include are: These words or phrases contribute the most to the meaning or tone of this text because… These words or phrases have different figurative or connotative meanings such as… The author’s use of these words [insert words] contribute to the meaning and tone by…
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