After talking through Item
32, model the same ‘teacher talk’
Now let’s read
item # 33
it asks about the LAST step in Bobby’s plan
to protect himself from the sun. I know that the word LAST is very important because it is capitalized. Going
back into the story, let’s
read the last paragraph on the first page of the story:
,” answered Bobby. “I’m going to
slip on a T-shirt, slop on thesunscreen, and slap on a hat. If I do, I will reduce my risk of getting skin
cancer when I’m an adult.”
When I reread the steps in Bobby’
s plan, I realize that the LAST step is
to ‘slap on a hat’, therefore
I’m ready to look at the four possible
answers. As I look at the answers, I will write on the chart paper why Ichoose the answer I do.
Write: Answer B is
because although putting on a T-shirt ispart of the plan, it is not the LAST step.Write: Answer C is
because wearing long pants is not part of his plan.Write: Answer D is
because although putting on a sunscreenis part of the plan, it is not the LAST step.Write: Answer A is
because wearing a hat is the LAST step
‘slap on a hat’.
All the incorrect answer choices were distractors as they were all thingsmentioned in the passage, but only one answer was the BEST answer as it answered the question - the
LAST step in Bobby’s plan.
Try it Out:After modeling how to look for the BEST answer and eliminating thedistractors in items # 32 and # 33, ask the students to get with theirpartners and work through the rest of the items (# 34 - # 39). Whenthe student pairs have decided on the correct answers, ask them towrite their evidence on the prepared student sheets.Answers:# 34
G, # 35
A, # 36
I, # 37
C, # 38
I, # 39 - CAfter the student pairs complete the remaining questions, have thestudents share their answers and evidence with the larger group. Theteacher could complete the large
‘Answer and Evidence C
withthe student information.