Included in this product are 6 quizzes, complete with answer keys and annotated passages to show where each answer was found. Each quiz has ten questions geared directly to the accompanying passage that explore literary elements, figurative language, finding evidence, citing evidence, context clues, author's purpose, etc. The wording for many of the questions imitates PARCC and PARCC released assessment items.
*Alternatively, you may tweak each assessment in the editable Powerpoint file for each quest.
IMPORTANT: Please note that this product pairs with the following free passages:
STAR Skills Close Reading Companion Passages Set 5
Download these 6 free PDF passages to accompany the quizzes. These passages are split between fictional literature and informational texts. Help get your students engaged in reading again! High interest passages from these novels may inspire them to read the whole book on their own :)
Use the passages and assessments in your classroom for weekly close reading practice, or, if you want additional practice for your students, check out the companion worksheets here:
STAR Skills Common Core Close Reading and Language Skills Set 5
The following passage excerpts are included for assessments:
Quest #25: Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Quest #26: Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home
Quest #27: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Quest #28: Through the Looking Glass
Quest #29: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Quest #30: The Sherlock Holmes Book
Note: In my classroom, I refer to them as quests (halfway between a quiz and a test) and note that they help us in our "quest to be better readers."
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRR.R1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 10
This is part of in progress yearlong set of passages, worksheets, and assessments. This set #5 includes what I will be teaching for the end of February through March. The beginning of the semester set #4 as well as fall passages, worksheets, and assessments that I have already taught can be found here:
STAR Skills Common Core Close Reading and Language Skills Set 4
STAR Skills Activities and Assessments Bundle (18 weeks)