After you download a practice MCAS test from the MDESE website, read the 4th grade reading open response MCAS sample question. This way as you read the MCAS practice tests you can find answers to underline in the reading comprehension passages.
Read the passage in the MCAS 4th grade reading comprehension tests and underline details that answer the open response MCAS exam question.
Look back in the reading comprehension passages. When it comes to MCAS preparation it’s best to read and reread reading comprehension tests, since they are checking your reading, not your memory! Double check if you need to underline more sentences that answer the open response MCAS practice tests questions.
Write a detail that you underlined in reading comprehension passages for the MCAS exam. Then write a response to the MCAS 4th grade reading comprehension questions that you felt or figured out about that detail. Repeat this step on MCAS practice tests until you have a long paragraph that answers the 4th grade reading open response MCAS question.
Reread the question and your paragraph to be sure it answers the open response reading comprehension tests MCAS question.
Write a closing that sums up your answer to the open response MCAS sample question. This means to write the question again as a statement.
Read over your completed response to make sure it explains your thinking clearly, and you're finished! Good luck with your MCAS preparation!