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Compare - to tell how 2 or more things are alike
Contrast - to tell how 2 or more things are different
Trace - to retell or list in steps
Infer - to read beween the lines or draw a conclusion
Formulate - to create or to build
Explain - to tell how or to tell why
Describe - to tell all about
Summarize - a shorter version with the main details
Analyze - to break down or break apart
Predict - to tell what would happen next
Evaluate - to rate or judge; give value to
Support - to back it up with details
INDEPENDENT READING FORMS
Evidence-Based Argument Checklist
- Early in the piece, I offer a clear and interesting claim about the text.
- The claim is arguable—someone could use evidence to offer a different interpretation or disagree with me.
- I use lots of direct evidence from the text to support my claim.
- The evidence I use shows that I know the text well and have thought about it more than just a superficial reading.
- I organize my evidence into meaningful points and explain the evidence.
- I make sure the reader understands why the evidence supports and advances my claim.
Reading and Response Log- (to be completed DAILY)