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This Common Core ELA Reading Test Prep Lesson (CENTRAL IDEA for a Fiction Text) helps students prepare for Common Core-based state reading exams and assessments. It contains a Lesson with Activities and Test Questions/Answers based on the Common Core Standards. It includes an excerpt from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (PUBLIC DOMAIN), as well as a Detailed Lesson, which would be great for a whole group lesson, small group instruction, pull-outs, or push-ins. The lesson could be used for 4th-10th graders with or without teacher guidance, depending on the amount of differentiation needed for each student and takes about 45-60 minutes, depending on the goal for the lesson and choice of activities. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this NO PREP lesson!
Types of Questions:
2 Part Question
Higher Order Thinking
This product includes the following:
2 Common Core Style Questions and Answers
1 Short Response, Example, Writing Tips, and Rubric
Detailed Lesson Plan
Reading Activities: Graphic Organizer and Reading Questions
Answer Keys/Teacher Worksheet
Explanations for Answers
Standard: Central Idea
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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.