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This Common Core ELA Reading Test Prep WORDS and PHRASES Lesson BUNDLE prepares students for state reading comprehension exams and assessments (with informational texts, literary texts, and paired passages). It includes 16 EASY-TO-TEACH Lessons with Activities and Common Core Style Test Prep QUESTIONS and ANSWERS. 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 Questions
Higher Order Thinking
It includes 20 different passages from the following texts:
Lafcadio Hearn's "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan"
Sir Robert S. Ball's "Great Astronomers: Isaac Newton"
Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden"
Jack London's "White Fang"
Jack London's "The Road"
Ezra Meeker's "Leaving the Home Nest for Iowa"
Ezra Meeker's "Taking the Trail for Oregon"
Sir Robert S. Ball's "Great Astronomers: Galileo Galilei"
Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi"
Mark Twain's "Roughing It"
2 original nonfiction narratives "Hardware" and "Roller Skating"
4 SETS of PAIRED PASSAGES
This BUNDLE would be great for WHOLE GROUP Lessons, SMALL GROUP instruction, PULL-OUTS, PUSH-INS, ROTATIONS, and SUBSTITUTE plans. All texts/images are either original works or PUBLIC DOMAIN. The texts are pretty accessible, so 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 a day for 16 days, depending on the goals for each lesson. (This BUNDLE could last for 3-4 weeks if you use 1 per day or 16 weeks to cover the WORDS and PHRASES standards once a week).
This BUNDLE includes the following:
2-10 Common Core Style Questions and Answers Per Day (80 Total)
25 Short Responses, Examples, Rubric, and Writing Tips
Daily Reading Activities that prepare students for various state exams
Answer Keys with Teacher Worksheets
Explanations for Answers
Detailed Lesson Plans
(8 Texts) RL: Words and Phrases
(12 Texts) RI: Words and Phrases
***These lessons are also part of my 5 Days of Lessons Bundles in my store as well as the Common Core ELA Reading Test Prep MEGA BUNDLE 80 Days Lessons Quizzes Activities!*** Please be careful not to purchase twice.
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.