In this resource – Volume 6 of our popular Think, then Write structured writing program, we teach students to write responses to short answer questions – the kinds of questions that appear in school tests and exams and require students to write short answers.
This 103-page resource is made up of five sections or modules with scaffolds, each with structured practice exercises including:
- learning key academic verbs;
- defining things when you can’t remember the dictionary definition;
- outlining process questions: how to respond in short answer questions;
- ‘recasting’ the question in the first sentence of an answer; and
- ‘describe’, ‘distinguish’, ‘explain’, and ‘justify’ questions: giving specific examples to show your knowledge.
The exercises feature high-frequency academic verbs, key strategies for answering short answer questions and real world examples of short answer questions.
With worked examples and model answers, the resource is specially for high school students and the short answer questions they are required to answer.
Looking for additional structured writing resources?
If you haven’t done so already, please check out other volumes in the Think, Then Write Program:
- Think, Then Write Foundations: writing simple and compound sentences
- Think, Then Write Volume 1: writing compound and complex sentences that require verbal reasoning
- Think, Then Write Volume 2: writing paragraphs
- Think, Then Write Volume 3: writing transitions and short reports expressing a personal opinion
- Think, Then Write Volume 4: writing narratives
- Think, Then Write Volume 5: writing short reports and essays arguing a case or seeking to persuade
In early 2022, we will publish Think, Then Write Volume 7: Planning Essays and Assignments.