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This Common Core ELA Reading Test Prep Lesson (COMPLEX CHARACTERS / CHARACTERIZATION for Paired Passages) helps students prepare for Common Core-based state reading comprehension exams and assessments. It contains a Lesson with Activities and Test Questions/Answers based on the Common Core Standards (CCSS). It includes a fictional passage from Jack London's The Scarlet Plague (PUBLIC DOMAIN) and Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "The Shroud" (PUBLIC DOMAIN), as well as a Detailed Lesson, which would be great for a whole group lesson, small group instruction, pull-outs, push-ins, or substitute (sub) plans. The lesson could be used for 6th-12th graders with or without teacher guidance, depending on the amount of differentiation needed for each student and takes about 90-120 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:
Two Part Questions
This product includes the following:
8 Common Core Style Questions and Answers
2 Short Responses, Examples, Tips, and Rubric
Reading Activities (Reading Questions and Graphic Organizer Activity)
Detailed Lesson Plan
Answer Keys/Teacher Worksheets
Explanations for Answers
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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.