This Constructed Response Practice and Assessment Pack contains three informational texts written at a 5th grade reading level according to the new CCSS requirements.
Click here to see the bundle that includes Constructed Response for Paired Passages, Informational Passages, and Literature Passages
Each passage contains 4-6 constructed response questions. Some of the questions are one step and some are two step. Each passage also contains an extension writing activity where the students must apply the details from the passage into a new essay across the genres. This is a new requirement in my state, Georgia, this year. This may not be something you need and is completely optional.
The questions in this pack focus on these skills: main idea, text structure, defining terms using context clues, making inferences, providing evidence to support main points, and making connections between ideas presented in a text.
Since there are three complete passages with constructed response questions, you can choose to use all three as practice, two as practice and one as an assessment, or one as practice, one as an assessment, and one as re-teaching.
Answer keys are included for each task. However, due to the nature of the questions, the answer keys are example answers only. A common core alignment is also provided on the answer key pages.
This resource also includes generic posters pertaining to answering constructed response questions and a generic rubric to help you score the questions. The students could also use the rubric to self assess their own answers.