The assessment resources will help you measure how well students are understanding Chains and how well they can apply literary skills taught throughout a unit. If you're looking for a comprehensive unit and suite of materials for Chains that INCLUDES this resource, check out Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson Unit: Novel Study, Tests, Spy Tasks, Projects
. The resources include:
Chapter Set Mini-Quizzes: The chapter mini-quizzes assess students’ understanding of each reading. Each quiz asks three questions related to the events of each chapter. The quiz can be used at the end of class or if assigning reading for homework, can assess whether or not students did, in fact, complete their work. An answer key is included.
Comprehension and Literary Quizzes: The comprehension and literary quizzes assess students on on the events, characters, and details of the novel. For Part I and Part II of the novel, the quizzes include a variety of questions types including: sequence of events, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and short answer questions. Answer keys for each quiz are included.
Map Test: The map test provides a distinct format for assessing your students’ comprehension of the novel and their analytic abilities. In addition to understanding literary elements, the students are tasked with reading and utilizing a graphic, another important literacy skill.
Final Test: The final test asks students to apply the various literary skills they’ve developed over the course of a novel study. Each question is aligned to a specific skill and, in turn, a specific Common Core State Standard. The first part of the test is a character quote matching section. The second part contains 14 multiple choice questions, and the final part asks 7 short answer questions requiring a written response. An answer key is included.
Essays: This resource contains five different essay questions. The questions are aligned to literary skills and are also Common Core aligned. Suggestions for answers/topics are included.
Final Reflection: On the last day of the unit, students can spend class time reflecting on their experience through the unit reflection questions. The reflection asks specific questions about individual experiences that can then serve as a way to guide future implementation of resources.
Exit Tickets: The forms can serve as a small skills assessment at the end of each lesson. The ticket has room for a question-of-the-day as well as an effort rating.
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