Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment

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Tracee Orman
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8th - 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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English reading assessment and vocabulary diagnostic test with answer keys. (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for reading-literature, reading literary non-fiction, writing, and language skills)

Assess your students reading proficiency with this exam, which includes:
-Short reading passage with 8 multiple choice questions
-Long non-fiction reading passage with 18 multiple choice questions and one writing response
-Seven multiple choice questions over literary elements
-Twenty-one matching of literary elements
-Forty vocabulary in context multiple choice questions (is separate from the rest of the assessment, so can be given at another time)

Also includes a two-page study guide for students.

Easy to grade and assess student's ability. Appropriate for 9th and 10th grades, high school remedial courses (9-12), adult education, and 8th grade (honors or regular), as well. Could be used for a final/semester exam or for standardized test preparation. Uses a literary non-fiction passage and can fulfill Common Core standards.

*UPDATED to include Word and Pages (Mac) files so you can customize.

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35 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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