This Common Core Poetry Lesson Test Prep Pack (a set of 11 reading comprehension QUESTIONS and ANSWERS for the poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake with 1 short response question) uses the Common Core standards and is modeled after Common Core-based state exams. One of the things I struggle with the most is preparing my students for all kinds of exams that they will encounter. With this EASY-TO-USE packet, you can practice with your students, so they will feel more confident analyzing poetry for theme, words/phrases, and structure. They are great for pull-outs, push-ins, whole group, small group, or EASY-TO-TEACH sub plans. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this NO PREP curriculum that integrates test prep within the teaching of literature.
Types of Questions:
2 Part HOT Text
This product includes the following:
The poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake
11 Common Core Style Questions and Answers w/ 1 Short Response
Answer Key and Explanations for ALL answers
Suggested Lesson Plan
Reading Activities for the poem
Sample Short Response with Rubric
Covers Theme, Words/Phrases, Citing Evidence, and Structure
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Strategies that could be used during or after reading (but are NOT a part of this pack) are SOAPSTone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone), SBAC (Scan, Brainstorm, Analyze, Confirm), SPAUTS (Speaker, Purpose, Audience, Universal Idea, Theme, Strategies), FSA (Firm Up Your Ideas, State Your Reasons, Assess the Truth), ACE (Answer, Cite, Explain), etc.