Strategies
Key Words
Plot
Point of View
Figurative Language
100

The first thing you should look for when annotating a test question--

What are key words?

100

The reader can conclude 

What is an inference question?

100

When the story introduces the setting and characters

What is the exposition (introduction)?

100

tells the story from his/her point of view (I/Me)

What is first person point of view?

100
when two things are compared using like or as

What is a simile?

200

I do this to make sure that I understand what the question is asking me

What is restate the question in my own words?

200

Which idea is supported

What is main idea (summary) question?

200
Anything that makes the conflict worse in the story (leads up to the climax)

What is rising action?

200

places the reader in the story (you)

What is second person point of view?

200

When the author uses creative tone or words to describe something or how someone feels

(i.e. I have a million things on my to do list.)

What is figurative language?

300

I can sometimes do this after restating the question if the answer choice does not make sense with what the question is asking

What is eliminate answer choices that do not make sense (Process of Elimination)?

300

The author uses this to show

What is author's purpose question?

300

The turning point of the story (when something happens that changes the plot of the story)

What is the climax?

300
when the narrator is not in the story (outside view)

What is third person point of view?

300

A visual description of something or someone

What is imagery?

400

I do this once I have finished annotating the question and eliminating answer choices that do not make sense

What is read the passage (annotate the passage)?

400

The reader can tell that 

What is an inference question?

400

The problem in the story

What is the conflict?

400

when you get multiple characters point of view

What is 3rd person omniscient point of view?

400

When words are used to describe how something sounds

What is sensory language?

500

I do this before moving on to the next question

What is double check my answer choice? (Can my answer choice be proven)

500

In what way do both characters....

What is a compare and contrast question?

500

When the conflict gets resolved

What is the resolution (conclusion)?

500

When the narrator tells you the thoughts of only one character in the story 

What is 3rd person limited point of view?

500

He attempted to work with the girls' locks of hair but found the hair to be as slippery as a handful of wet noodles.

What does this simile show?

What is the hair is difficult to work with?

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