Lately I have been reflecting on strategies that work in my classroom which help students respond to questions requiring an extended answer. Here in Ontario, students encounter these types of questions when they write standardized tests such as the EQAO Assessments in Language and Mathematics (written in grades three and six). They also need to develop the ability to answer in extended form when they write the CASI (Comprehension, Attitude, Strategies, Interests) reading assessment twice each year between grades four and eight.
One of my first blog posts ever was about how I use APEC in my classroom. Several years ago, I created a series of pages which I turned into posters and have been using in my classroom for the past few years. You can read more about this strategy here.
This year, I wanted to improve my teaching of this skill, so I have created two response sheets. You can download your own copy of BOTH sheets FREE by clicking on either image above. One sheet is for use when teaching extended response for reading and the other is for use with mathematics. I hope that you find these organizers useful. Please leave me a comment here or at my TPT store about how you are using them in your classroom.