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SATs. Reading Paper. What We’ll Look At:. Timing Text Types Finding Information Questions. Timing:. 1 hour and 15 minutes (15 mins reading time) Spend about 20 minutes answering the questions on each text. Text Types:. Three extracts will come from different GENRES or FORMS.
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SATs Reading Paper
What We’ll Look At: • Timing • Text Types • Finding Information • Questions
Timing: • 1 hour and 15 minutes (15 mins reading time) • Spend about 20 minutes answering the questions on each text
Text Types: • Three extracts will come from different GENRES or FORMS. • Including – fiction, non-fiction, pre-Twentieth Century. • May include - leaflet, story, historical writing, article, informative or persuasive writing, letter or part of an autobiography.
Text Types: • You need to decide: • What type of text is it? (text type) • Why was it written? (purpose) • Who was it written for? (target audience) • These affect the content and style of the text.
Finding Information: • Firstly - read the text really carefully • Secondly - read question to make sure you understand exactly what it's asking you • Thirdly - use skimming and scanning skills to home in on the information, and write it down
PEE: Point Evidence (a quotation) and Explanation
PEE: Connectives Arguing an idea: • However... therefore... because... but... and... furthermore.. also... in addition... then... as well as... next... whereas... in contrast... later... at first... similarly...
PEE: Connectives Explaining an idea: • This implies... this suggests... which gives the impression that... this shows... this clearly shows... possibly... perhaps... this indicates that... obviously... this conveys to the reader that...
Questions: Language • Focus – showing you understand how a writer uses language for effect. • Explain and comment on words / sentences and why a writer has chosen them • E.g. shrouded – covered up, hidden, a link with death
Questions: supporting an answer • Some questions need an explanation or a comment which MUST be supported by a quote. • E.g. explain two different ways a negative impression is given and support each answer with a quotation. • This needs: 2 impression 2 quotes • MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THE QUESTION IS ASKING!!!
Questions: Big questions • 2 big questions in the paper • Worth – 5 marks each • 1 = bullet points to guide you • 1 = doesn’t give bullet points
Bullet Pointed: MUST write about ALL bullet points 1 bullet point = 1 paragraph PEE in every paragraph Non-bullet Pointed: Here you are on your own Think very carefully about how the writer has used language PEE Questions: Big questions
And Finally: Don’t panic! Do your best! and Good luck!
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