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This Common Core ELA Reading Test Prep Lesson Pack (Informational Text) 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 contains a passage “Leaving the Home Nest for Iowa” from the book "Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" (PUBLIC DOMAIN) as well as Detailed Lesson(s), which would be great for whole group lessons, small group instruction, pull-outs, or push-ins. 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 choices 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:
Multiple Choice Quiz Option (17 Questions revised from the teaching questions)
2-5 Common Core Style Questions and Answers Per Day
Reading Activities based on the daily standard
Detailed Lesson Plan(s)
4 Short Response Questions and Examples
Answer Keys/Teacher Worksheets
Explanations for Answers
Standards: Citing Evidence, Central Idea, Words/Phrases, Structure, and Author's Purpose
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Strategies that could be used during or after reading 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.