To help prepare my students for the upcoming PARCC exam, I have been reworking all of my assessments to follow the PARCC format. This means going through and analyzing PARCC questions for specific standards, and then matching my own questions on their format.
The multiple choice reading assessment has students use the original version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and an excerpt from "Tuesdays with Morrie." I use this after studying A Christmas Carol in class, and use the Tuesdays with Morrie excerpt for a cold-read.
Both texts are available online and links are provided in the test. Questions include specific pages and/or paragraph numbers when referencing a text.
This product includes:
-22-question multiple choice test completely based off of the PARCC format (part A, part B questions)
-Answer key complete with specific standards assessed per question
-Mastery Chart to give students (and you!) an easy visual on which standards they mastered and which they need to work on
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