FIRST STEPS Read passage ONE in full before attempting the questions. Following this Read passage TWO in full before attempting the questions. Then- Answer the questions on both passages, remembering to back up any point you make with evidence from the passage. Circle any striking punctuation as you read! TYPES OF QUESTIONS Understanding In your own words Context questions Link questions Analysis Word choice Imagery Tone Structure Evaluating ‘How effectively…” IN YOUR OWN WORDS Relay the same ideas as the author. Find alternative words for the key vocabulary used by the author. Re- read the author’s words to ensure that you have not used any of the same language CONTEXT QUESTIONS Find the meaning of an unknown word: 1. Say what the word means 2. Select a clue word from the surrounding language 3. Explain how it helped you to arrive at the meaning of the word LINK QUESTIONS 1.Summarise what has been said in the paragraph before the link sentence 2. Quote a word/expression from the link sentence that links back to this idea. 3. Summarise what the writer goes on to say in the paragraph directly after the link sentence. 4.Quote a word/ expression from the link sentence that links forward to this. WORD CHOICE 1.What does the word mean? 2.What does the word suggest/ things you associate with the word. 3. Link to the question you have been asked. IMAGERY SIMILE…METAPHOR…PERSONIFICATION??? ‘Just as….so too’ TONE Look for clue words/ punctuation in the surrounding lines. Possible tones are(TONE BANK) STRUCTURE Sentence structure1.Is the sentence abnormally long/ short? 2. It there any unusual punctuation? 3. Is the sentence inverted? (word order) Passage structure1. How are the paragraphs set out? 2. Effective ending? Does it link back to introduction? EVALUATING QUESTIONS Assess the effectivenessDid a particular techniques enhance the passage? Impact upon it in a negative way? Be prepared to use PEEPOINT! EVIDENCE! EVALUATE! STAY CALM! Remember the questions are there to test how well you can read for information and Test your awareness of literary techniques and their effectiveness.