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ISTEP vocabulary

to highlight words or phrases for the ISTEP test

combine Example-- "What is the best way to combine the following sentences?"
describe Example-- "Describe how the character's idea changed throughout the story. Support your answer with details from the story."
Event Example-- "Which event caused Mr. Smith to change his vacation plans?"
Explain Example-- "Which sentence best explains why Julie was confused?"
Express Example-- "Which statement from the passage best expresses an opinion?"
Narrator Refers to the author of a passage (article, story, play, etc.) Example-- "Who is the narrator of this story?"
Revise The actual work "revise" is not typically used in test questions for grades 3-5. However, it is used in the Examiner's Manual that provide directions for the writing prompt and extended-response items.
Speaker Refers to the author of a poem. Example-- "Who is the speaker of the poem?"
Suggest Example-- "In this passage/article, the author suggests...."
Support Example-- "What was Jimmy's main problem? How did he solve it? Support your answer with details from the passage/story/article."
Theme Example-- "What is the theme of the story?"
Created by: TR fourth grade



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