This Constructed Response Practice and Assessment Pack contains three sets of paired passages written at a 5th grade reading level according to the new CCSS requirements.
Set 1: Poem and Informational Text
Set 2: Poem and Informational Text
Set 3: Fictional Text and Informational Text
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Each paired passage set contains 6-8 constructed response questions and an optional writing extension. Each set contains questions that focus on each individual passage and then questions that require the students to use information from both passages.
The questions in this pack focus on these skills: inferences, quoting the text to support inferences, identifying how a speaker reflects on a topic, determining main idea, identifying reasons to support main points, integrating information, identifying structural elements of poetry and prose, identifying connections between events and ideas, how point of view influences a text, visual elements, and comparing and contrasting.
Since there are three complete sets of paired passages with constructed response questions, you can choose to use all three sets as practice, two sets 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.