Benchmarks Literature FCAT More FCAT Strategies

100

What is the Main Idea?
Mostly what the story is about, like a summary.

100

What is the plot?
The term for the important events that happen in the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

100

What is go back in the passage and find the answer?
Instead of relying on your memory, you should do this when answering the questions.

100

What is another way of asking for the Main Idea?
What they mean when you are asked to give the passage a new title.

100

What is look at the title?
The first thing you should do when you are given the passage to read.

200

What is a fact?
Something that can be proved or disproved.

200

What is the sequence of events or chronological order?
The order that things happen in a story.

200

What is to skim or scan?
A quick way to search for an answer in the text.

200

What is a cause?
Why something happens.

200

What is looking at the way the passage is organized - bold faced type, headings, etc.?
After looking at the title, the next step you should take.

300

What is an opinion?
What a person thinks or feels about a subject.

300

What is the setting?
The time and place in which a story happens.

300

What is the author's purpose?
The reason the author wrote the article.

300

What is an effect?
What happens as a result of an action.

300

What is previewing the questions?
After looking at the way the passage is organized, the next step you should take.

400

What is comparing them?
Finding how two things are similiar.

400

What is a prediction?
What you think might happen next in the story based on what you have just read.

400

What is answer the question in your head first, then look at the choices given and see if one of the choices is the same as your answer?
The best way to answer a multiple choice question.

400

What is a summary?
A short statement that tells about the Main Idea in a story or article.

400

What is underline key words/phrases and write down the type of question it is?
Something important you do as you preview the questions.

500

What is contrasting them?
Finding how two things are different.

500

What is the theme?
The important message of a story.

500

What is an inference?
An educated guess based on the information in the text and your background knowledge.

500

What is a context clue?
What is used to figure out a meaning of an unfamiliar word.

500

What is underlining the Main Idea of each paragraph, or writing a short summary of each section in the margin?
While reading the passage, what you should be doing to the text.

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