This Assessment for the Short Story “Rogue Wave” is designed to assess student-scholar mastery of Author's Purpose in Foreshadowing and Building Suspense, new standards in the TEKS! The PARCC-style questions require students to analyze their choice of 4 of 5 paragraphs from the short story by Theodore Taylor to determine if the author was foreshadowing or building suspense with the paragraph, and then justify their analysis with a short answer, requiring critical thinking and analytical skills.
Aligned to TEKS 7.7(C): analyze plot elements, including the use of foreshadowing and suspense, to advance the plot; and: 7.9(A) explain the author's purpose and message within a text.
Aligned to CCSS RL 7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text; and RL 7.3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Simply print the PDF, and remove Page 4, which is the answer key!
Please keep watch for new short story assessments that are currently being created and will soon start appearing on the ELA in Middle School TpT Store!
This lesson is appropriate for grade 6, 7 and 8.
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