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This Common Core ELA Test Prep Lesson Pack of PAIRED PASSAGES helps students prepare for Common Core-based state reading exams and assessments. It contains 5 DAYS of EASY-TO-TEACH Lessons with Activities and Test Questions/Answers based on the Common Core Standards. It includes a passage from Joshua Slocum's "Sailing Alone Around the Wold" (PUBLIC DOMAIN) and a passage from H.P. Lovecraft's "The White Ship" (PUBLIC DOMAIN) as well as Detailed Lesson(s), which would be great for whole group lessons, small group instruction, pull-outs, push-ins, rotations, or sub plans. The lessons could be used for 6th-10th graders with or without teacher guidance, depending on the amount of differentiation needed for each student. Each lesson takes about 45-90 minutes, depending on the goal for the lesson and choice of activities. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this NO PREP curriculum that integrates test prep within the teaching of literature.
Types of Questions:
Two Part Hot Text
This product includes the following:
30 Question Multiple Choice Test Option w/ Answer Key (revised from the daily questions)
Reading Activities based on the daily standard
4-9 Common Core Style Questions and Answers Per Day
5 Short Response Questions and Examples
Detailed Lesson Plan(s)
Answer Keys/Teacher Worksheets
Explanations for Answers
Standards: Citing Evidence, Central Idea/Theme, Words/Phrases, Structure, Author's Purpose, and Complex Characters
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Strategies that could be used during or after reading (but are not a part of this pack) are SOAPSTone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone), SBAC (Scan, Brainstorm, Analyze, Confirm), SPAUTS (Speaker, Purpose, Audience, Universal Idea, Theme, Strategies), FSA (Firm Up Your Ideas, State Your Reasons, Assess the Truth), ACE (Answer, Cite, Explain), etc.