Analysis of TAKS by accinent

VIEWS: 9 PAGES: 9

									                                               Analysis of TAKS
                                               Spring 2006 TAKS Release
                                                    Reading Grade 6


Objective 1:   Demonstrate basic understanding of culturally diverse texts
                vocabulary from structural analysis (Greek and Latin roots, prefixes/suffixes)
                vocabulary from context clues, including multiple-meaning words and analogies
                determine meanings from derivatives
                distinguish denotative and connotative meanings
                determine main ideas and supporting details
                paraphrase and summarize to recall, inform, or organize ideas

Objective 2:   Apply knowledge of literary elements
                analyze characters (traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, changes)
                recognize and analyze plot, setting, problem resolution
                recognize and interpret literary devices (flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism)

Objective 3:   Use strategies to analyze culturally diverse texts
                use text’s structure to locate and recall information (cause and effect, chronology)
                find similarities and differences across texts (treatment, scope, organization)
                represent text information in different ways (outline, timeline, graphic organizer)
                identify purposes of texts (inform, influence, express, entertain)
                compare communication in different forms (comparing story variants)
                describe how author’s perspective or point of view affects text

Objective 4:   Apply critical-thinking skills to culturally diverse texts
                draw inferences or generalizations and support them
                distinguish fact and opinion
                support responses with text
                connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across text
                analyze ways authors organize and present ideas (cause/effect, compare/contrast, inductively, deductively, or
                  chronologically)
                recognize how style, tone, and mood contribute to the effect of the text
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page two


Reading Passages

                                                  #                  #                                                                #
Passage                   Title                                                    Graphics                  Type
                                              Paragraphs           Pages                                                          Questions
     1        “William Wegman”                         7               2        1 photograph with     Expository – paired                3
                                                                                caption               passage                        3 paired
     2        “The Typical Life of a Dog               7               2        1 photograph with     Interview – paired                 4
              Model”                                                            caption; paw prints   passage                        3 paired
     3        “Striking Out the Guys”                 13               3        1 photograph –        Narrative                         12
                                                                                autographed
     4        “My Trip to Big Bend”                    8               2        4 photographs all     Mixed passage                     10
                                                                                with captions         (expository and
                                                                                                      narrative)
     5        “The Case of the Littered               29              3½        1 illustration        Narrative                         10
              Courtyard”
  Totals                                              64             12 ½                                                               42




Question Analysis
Reading Passage 1: “William Wegman”
Question/
          TAKS/                                                  Vocabulary/
Answer/                           Question Stem                                             Skill/ Concept                    Context
          TEKS                                                    Key Term
% Correct
    1             1       What is this selection mainly about?   Mainly about          Main idea                        The student must
    B          6.10 (F)                                          Career                                                 identify the main idea of
   86%                                                                                                                  the entire selection.
                                                                                                                        Answer choices are in
                                                                                                                        the form of phrases.
                                                                                                                        Four choices are true;
                                                                                                                        three choices are
                                                                                                                        supporting details
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page three


Question/
          TAKS/                                                   Vocabulary/
Answer/                          Question Stem                                       Skill/ Concept                    Context
          TEKS                                                     Key Term
% Correct
    2              1      What does the word ___ mean in          Intriguing     Vocabulary – context clues      The context clue is in
    G           6.9 (B)   paragraph ___?                          Deserving                                      the same sentence.
   95%                                                            Interesting                                    Answer choices include
                                                                  Frustrating                                    2 negative answers and
                                                                  Demanding                                      2 positive answers.
     3            3       Look at the outline of information      Outline        Text representation – outline   The student must
     D         6.10 (L)   from the selection. [Insert outline.]                  form (supporting detail)        identify the third
    88%                   What information belongs on the                                                        supporting detail from
                          blank line?                                                                            one paragraph. The
                                                                                                                 supporting detail is
                                                                                                                 represented by a blank
                                                                                                                 line in an outline.


Reading Passage 2: “The Typical Life of a Dog Model”
Question/
          TAKS/                                                   Vocabulary/
Answer/                          Question Stem                                       Skill/ Concept                    Context
          TEKS                                                     Key Term
% Correct
    4             4       Which sentence from the                 Elements       Text support                    Answer choices are
    H          6.11 (C)   selection shows that ___?                                                              italicized quotes from
   80%                                                                                                           the passage.
    5             4       [Insert effect] because ---             ---            Inferences                      Three of the answer
    C          6.10 (H)                                                                                          choices are not
   96%                                                                                                           supported by the text.
    6             2       [Insert character] can best be          Pushy          Characters – traits             Answer choices are all
    G          6.12 (F)   described as ---                        Confident      (inference)                     adjectives.
   93%                                                            Quiet
                                                                  Foolish
     7            1       Paragraph ___ is mainly about---        Mainly about   Main idea                       The student must
     A         6.10 (F)                                                                                          identify the main idea of
    73%                                                                                                          1 paragraph. Distractor:
                                                                                                                 1 wrong answer repeats
                                                                                                                 words from the
                                                                                                                 paragraph.
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page four


Reading Passages 1 and 2: Cross-Over Questions

Question/
          TAKS/                                                 Vocabulary/
Answer/                           Question Stem                                   Skill/ Concept                 Context
          TEKS                                                   Key Term
% Correct

     8            3        Both selections were written to---   Persuade      Author’s purpose             Cross-over question
     H         6.12 (A)                                         Tell                                       Answer choices all begin
    75%                                                         Explain                                    with purpose verbs.
                                                                Provide
      9           4        From information in both             Conclude      Inferences – conclusion      Use yes/yes – no/no
     B         6.10 (H)    selections, the reader can           Both                                       process.
    91%                    conclude that---
     10            3       One similarity between the           Similarity    Similarities across text     Use yes/yes – no/no
     F          6.10 (I)   selections is that both ---          Both                                       strategy. All answer
    87%                                                         Show                                       choices begin with
                                                                Mention                                    purpose verbs.
                                                                Provide
                                                                Explain


Reading Passage 3: “Striking Out the Guys”

Question/
          TAKS/                                                 Vocabulary/
Answer/                           Question Stem                                   Skill/ Concept                 Context
          TEKS                                                   Key Term
% Correct

     11           3        The author probably wrote this       Demonstrate   Author’s purpose             Answer choices begin
     D         6.12 (A)    selection to ---                     Convince                                   with purpose verbs.
    74%                                                         Provide
                                                                Describe
     12            1       In paragraph ___, what does the      Jubilant      Vocabulary – context clues   Answer choices are
     G          6.9 (B)    word ___ mean?                       Nervous                                    adjectives.
    93%                                                         Excited                                    Strategy:
                                                                Jealous                                    negative/positive
                                                                Surprised
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page five



Question/
                TAKS/                                              Vocabulary/
Answer/                          Question Stem                                        Skill/ Concept                   Context
                TEKS                                                Key Term
% Correct

     13            2       According to paragraph ___,            ---             Setting – place (inference)     The answer is inferred
     C          6.12 (G)   [insert place] was a place                                                             from clues in the same
    79%                    where---                                                                               paragraph.
     14            4       Which of these is an idea that         Throughout      Connect an idea across text     Answers are phrases
     F          6.11 (D)   is present throughout the              Consequences    (theme)                         dealing with theme
    86%                    selection?                             Overcoming                                      topics.
                                                                  Adjust
     15            2       In the selection, [insert character]   Mostly wanted   Characters – motivation         Three answer choices
     C          6.12 (F)   mostly wanted to                                                                       have no textual
    83%                                                                                                           support.
     16            2       Why is paragraph ___ important         Important       Plot (rising action/suspense)   Answer choices contain
     F          6.12 (G)   to the selection?                      Suspense                                        key verbs. Three
    69%                                                           Creates                                         answer choices are
                                                                  Describes                                       false statement.
                                                                  Introduces
     17            4       In paragraph ___, the author           Mood            Mood                            Use positive/negative
     C          6.12 (K)   creates a mood of---                   Amusement                                       strategy.
    77%                                                           Fear
                                                                  Enthusiasm
                                                                  Anger
     18            4       Based on the information at the        Conclude        Inferences – conclusion         A prediction should be
      J         6.10 (H)   end of the selection, the reader                                                       the next logical thing
    69%                    can conclude that---                                                                   that is likely to happen
                                                                                                                  (not distant future).
     19            3       [Insert character] first thought       ---             Text structure – chronology     The answer is explicitly
     B          6.10 (E)   [insert thought] when---                                                               stated in the same
    83%                                                                                                           paragraph.
     20            4       Which sentence in the paragraph        Obstacles       Support responses               Answer choices are
     G          6.11 (C)   shows that___?                                                                         italicized quotes from
    85%                                                                                                           the selection.
     21             1      In paragraph ___, the phrase           Dreamy          Vocabulary – analogy            The student must
     C           6.9 (B)   [insert phrase] indicates that         Satisfied                                       interpret a simile then
    91%                    [insert character] felt---             Powerful                                        relate the literal
                                                                  Out of place                                    meaning to the answer
                                                                                                                  choices
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page six

Question/
                TAKS/                                          Vocabulary/
Answer/                         Question Stem                                      Skill/ Concept                   Context
                TEKS                                            Key Term
% Correct

     22            2       The author uses a point of view     Point of view   Characters – point of view      Each answer choice is
     H          6.12 (F)   that helps the reader understand-   Admiration                                      from a different
    85%                    --                                                                                  character’s point of
                                                                                                               view


Reading Passage 4: “My Trip to Big Bend”

Question/
                TAKS/                                          Vocabulary/
Answer/                         Question Stem                                      Skill/ Concept                     Context
                TEKS                                            Key Term
% Correct

     23            1       The question is a supporting        Javelinas       Supporting detail               The answer is explicitly
     C          6.10 (F)   detail from the passage.                                                            stated in the same
    97%                                                                                                        sentence.
     24            4       What is the narrator’s tone in      Tone            Tone                            Answer choices are all
     F          6.12 (K)   paragraph ___ of this selection?    Lighthearted                                    adjectives.
    79%                                                        Enthusiastic
                                                               Curious
                                                               Emotional
     25            1       Why does the narrator [insert       Poisonous       Supporting detail – inference   The effect is given. The
     C          6.10 (F)   effect] when ___?                                                                   student must identify the
    95%                                                                                                        cause, which is implied in
                                                                                                               the same paragraph.
     26            1       Paragraphs ___ and ___ are          Mainly about    Main idea                       Students must identify the
     G          6.10 (F)   mainly about---                                                                     main idea of two
    78%                                                                                                        paragraphs. Answer
                                                                                                               choices consist of three
                                                                                                               supporting details and
                                                                                                               one main idea.
     27            3       What makes the narrator feel        Uncomfortable   Text structure – cause and      The effect is given. The
     D          6.10 (E)   [insert feeling]?                   Tarantulas      effect                          student must identify the
    88%                                                                                                        cause.
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page seven



Question/
                TAKS/                                         Vocabulary/
Answer/                         Question Stem                                   Skill/ Concept                  Context
                TEKS                                           Key Term
% Correct

     28            4       The reader can conclude that the   Conclude      Inferences - conclusion       Three answer choices
     G          6.10 (H)   narrator is---                     Amused                                      are not supported by
    77%                                                       Observant                                   text.
                                                              Fearful
     29            4       An idea present throughout this    Idea          Connect idea across text      Three answer choices
     C          6.11 (D)   selection is the ---               Throughout                                  are false statements.
    86%                                                       Variety
                                                              Challenges
     30            4       The reader can predict that the    Predict       Inference – prediction        Three answer choices
     H          6.10 (H)   narrator will probably ---                                                     are not supported by
    88%                                                                                                   text.
     31            3       How doe/does [insert event]        Influence     Point of view                 The answer is supported
     A          6.12 (H)   influence ___?                     Appreciates                                 in the same paragraph.
    87%                                                       Uniqueness
     32             1      In paragraph ___, the word         Transform     Vocabulary – context clues    Context clues “from…
     H           6.9 (B)   ___means ---                                                                   to…” indicate change.
    93%



Reading Passage 4: “The Case of the Littered Courtyard”

Question/
                TAKS/                                         Vocabulary/
Answer/                         Question Stem                                   Skill/ Concept                  Context
                TEKS                                           Key Term
% Correct

     33             1      What words in paragraph ___        Strewn        Vocabulary – context clues    Answer choices are
     C           6.9 (B)   help the reader understand what                                                italicized phrases from
    88%                    ___ means?                                                                     the selection.
     34            21      Why is paragraph ___ important     Describes     Plot development – conflict   All answer choices
      J         6.12 (G)   to the story?                      Explains                                    appear in the paragraph.
    75%                                                                                                   The student must
                                                                                                          identify why the
                                                                                                          paragraph is important
                                                                                                          (critical to conflict).
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page eight



Question/
                TAKS/                                             Vocabulary/
Answer/                           Question Stem                                      Skill/ Concept                  Context
                TEKS                                               Key Term
% Correct

     35            2        [Insert character] wants [insert     Because         Characters – motivation       The effect is given. The
     A          6.12 (F)    want] because                                        (cause and effect)            student must identify the
    87%                                                                                                        cause.
     36            1        The question is a supporting         Jealous         Supporting detail             The answer is explicitly
      J         6.10 (F)    detail from the passage.                                                           stated in the passage.
    97%
     37            1        Which is the best summary of this    Best summary    Summary                       Answer choices are in the
     A          6.10 (G)    story?                                                                             form of 3-4 sentence
    79%                                                                                                        paragraphs. Use the
                                                                                                               Beginning-Middle-End
                                                                                                               strategy.
     38            3        Look at the action map and then      Turning point   Represent text – graphic      This whole page question
      J         6.10 (L)    answer the question that follows.    Action map      organizer (action map)        is an action map with
    83%                     [Insert map.] Which of these                         Climax (turning point)        problem, event 1, event
                            would go in the triangle labeled                                                   2, and a box for turning
                            “Turning Point”?                                                                   point. The student must
                                                                                                               identify the turning point
                                                                                                               (climax).
     39             1       In paragraph ___, the word ___       ---             Vocabulary – denotative and   The student must
     C           6.9 (F)    helps give the reader a sense of -                   connotative meanings          interpret the literal
    57%                     --                                                                                 meaning of a metaphor
                                                                                                               and then match to a
                                                                                                               noun.
     40             4       The author organizes paragraphs      Organizes       Organization of text –        This question concerns
     F           6.12 (I)   ___ through ___ by ---               Describing      chronological                 the organizational
    75%                                                          Comparing                                     structure of 3 paragraphs.
                                                                 Listing                                       Answer choices begin
                                                                 Explaining                                    with structure verbs.
     41            4        Which idea from the story best       ---             Support responses             Text support is given as
     D          6.11 (C)    shows that ___?                                                                    answer choices. The
    76%                                                                                                        student must identify
                                                                                                               which answer choice
                                                                                                               support the given idea.
TAKS Deconstruction - Reading Grade 6
Page nine



Question/
                TAKS/                                          Vocabulary/
Answer/                          Question Stem                                   Skill/ Concept         Context
                TEKS                                            Key Term
% Correct

     42            2       At the end of the story, [insert   ---            Characters           The answer is supported
      J         6.12 (F)   character] plans to ---                                                by the last sentence of
    75%                                                                                           the selection.

								
To top