So you've decided that you want to improve your skill of text marking!
A key skill in English is the ability to text mark.
Being able to text mark will help you when you are completing the SATs reading paper.
This activity will ask you to text mark a variety of different texts.
What is text marking?
Text marking ensures that you are properly focusing on each of the three texts in the reading test paper.
It should involve highlighting, circling or underlining keywords or phrases in the text.
You might also highlight similes and interesting language.
Text marking helps you to find the key features of a text and think about how it is set out.
Text marking should be done after you have read the text through at least twice.
When you are text marking, it can be helpful to highlight key dates, times and names of characters.
Another useful tip when text marking can be to write a quick heading next to each paragraph of the text to remind you what it is about, for example: 'She won the competition'.
Use only one colour when text marking, so that you don't get confused.
Over to you, time to have a go at some practice questions to help you text mark effectively in the SATs Reading paper.