A whole, teachable unit emphasizing close reading and short answer response! Great for Texas English STAAR test prep, literary analysis, and AP English test prep.
This packet is 22 pages long. It includes close reading of a literary story, informational text, and paired selections (one literary and one informational), short answer response questions, teacher notes on how I taught these, and resources to use when teaching the literary analysis short answer response.
Table of contents:
Close Reading – Literary story teacher notes
Close Reading – Literary story “Birthday Party”
Short Answer Response Practice – Teacher notes
Short Answer Response Practice – Literary story
Close Reading – Informational text teacher notes
Close Reading – Informational text “Stop me if you heard this one”
Close Reading – Informational text “Stop me…” teacher example
Close Reading – Paired selections teacher notes
Close Reading – Persuasive letter from Jackie Robinson to President
Close Reading – “Democracy” poem by Langston Hughes
Resources Included: (Many of these are offered in my store separately from $1.50 to $3 each)
How to Write A Short Answer Response with example
Short Answer Grading Rubric – single selection (from STAAR)
Short Answer Grading Rubric – paired selection (from STAAR)
Short Answer Grading Flowchart – easy to use scoring guide
Quote Integration Practice – guide for integrating quotes
Steps I use when teaching quote integration
This unit is compiled and ready to use. It can be utilized all together or pieces at a time. Text complexity is similar to passages seen on state and AP exams. Time frame will vary depending on students, class duration, and how much of the unit is used at a time. The resources will be valuable to use throughout the year, not just with these specific passages and questions.
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