Common Core Close Reading Assessments {Middle Grades}

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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Included in this product are 18 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 related assessments.

*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
Download these 18 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

The following passage excerpts are included for assessments:

Quest #1: Boy: Tales of Childhood
Quest #2: The House on Mango Street
Quest #3: Soul Surfer
Quest #4: The Joy Luck Club
Quest #5: Chinese Cinderella
Quest #6: The Time Machine
Quest #7: Big Top Burning
Quest #8: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Quest #9: Angela’s Ashes
Quest #10: Dracula
Quest #11: Scared Stiff
Quest #12: Frankenstein
Quest #13: Walt Disney
Quest #14: The Survival Guide to Bullying
Quest #15: Taking Flight
Quest #16: The Gift of the Magi
Quest #17: Bad Boy
Quest #18: A Christmas Carol

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."

Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRR.R1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 10

If you anticipate wanting STAR Skills worksheets and paired Assessments- check out the bundle:
STAR Skills Activities and Assessments Bundle (18 weeks)
Total Pages
65
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Semester

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Common Core Close Reading Assessments {Middle Grades}
Common Core Close Reading Assessments {Middle Grades}
Common Core Close Reading Assessments {Middle Grades}
Common Core Close Reading Assessments {Middle Grades}