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Restate -- Answer -- Citing evidence -- Explain

When answering the question, use sentence stems to cite evidence:

Examples:

-    In the text, “The Crab Spider,”…

-    According to the passage, “Crab Spider,”…

-    One example from the text, “The Crab Spider”…

-    The author of “Crab Spider” wrote…    
Use transition words when providing the answer such as:

-    because
-    by
-    to
-    when
-    if
-    until

When citing evidence, use words such as: 

-    according to the text…
-    the text said…
-    the author said…
-    in the text…
-    according to the poem…
-    the illustration shows…
-    an example in the article…
-    the text explicitly states…
-    For example, in the story (article)…
-    The author wrote…    
When explaining your answer, use 
words such as: 

-    therefore
-    however
-    consequently
-    so
-    likewise
-    as a result

 be sure to choose the correct word or phrase that is appropriate and fits the answer

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