Study guide for Quiz Text-dependent analysis question



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A Christmas Carol- Staves 1 and 2

STUDY GUIDE for Quiz

Text-dependent analysis question:

PLAN BEFORE YOU WRITE:

  • Make sure you read the question carefully.

  • Make sure you read the entire passage carefully.

  • Think about how the question relates to the passage.

  • Organize your thoughts on scratch paper. Use a thought map, outline, or other graphic organizer.

FOCUS WHILE YOU WRITE:

  • Analyze the information from the passage as you write your essay.

  • Make sure you use evidence from the passage to support your response.

  • Use precise language, a variety of sentence types, and transitions in your essay.

  • Organize your paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

PROOFREAD AFTER YOU WRITE:

  • □ I wrote my essay in the designated area.

  • □ I stayed focused on answering the question.

  • □ I used evidence from the passage to support my response.

  • □ I corrected errors in capitalization, spelling, sentence formation, punctuation, and word choice.

******* Practice Question: **********

Analyze Marley’s purpose in A Christmas Carol.

DIRECTIONS: Use lined notebook paper to practice writing a text dependent response. First, plan your essay and gather your evidence. Then draft and proofread your essay. Remember to use the checklist found above, as well as the 4 point rubric for reference of the expectations.



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A Christmas Carol- Staves 1 and 2

STUDY GUIDE for Quiz



    1. What is the inciting incident that starts the action of the play/novel?



    1. Describe Scrooge’s character in Stave 1.



    1. Identify several messages/themes found in A Christmas Carol.



    1. What is Scrooge’s opinion of the spirits who visit him? How does he react to their visits? Does his opinion change?



    1. In Stave 2, what evidence suggests that Scrooge may be changing?



    1. When Scrooge sees himself as a young school boy during his journey with the Ghost of Christmas Past, how does he reaction? Use several adjectives to describe his character.


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