These activities are meant to help you guide your students toward a richer, deeper understanding of a text. Some of them are things you’ve seen before; some may be newer to you.
I’ve taken the Common Core Standards, the requirements of the PARCC test, and I’ve blended them with my experiences both as a teacher and a literary critic. The goal is simple: prepare myself and my peers for the curricular shift so that all students in our care are successful.
On the next page is a chart. This chart outlines the Common Core Standards and which activities meet those particular standards. I’ve tried to compile activities that align with multiple standards at once. The activities are designed to work with any text you see fit. Also included are a few self-made prototypes for the Performance Based Task, based on the PARCC assessment and their prototypes.