"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE

"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
"Declaration of Independence" Nonfiction Close Reading Practice-- COMMON CORE
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Nonfiction is increasingly becoming more and more represented on standardized tests, and these questions can be tricky—especially on tests such as PARCC or AP. So, I sought out to create STANDARDIZED TEST prep “close reading” questions in MULTIPLE CHOICE format in order to model standardized tests because I saw that I needed more resources such as this for my own students.

This product contains a close reading activity for the "Declaration of Independence." This close reading activity will target comprehension and analytical skills while exposing students to historical non-fiction. Skills assessed in this close reading include:

Context Clues
Non-fiction Structure & Purpose
Rhetorical Devices & Effect
Textual Evidence

Have your students try it individually and then with a group to compare answers.

For teachers in the states still taking the PARCC exam, it is important that students practice reading the diction and style of American "foundational texts" and authors because they are included on the "Simulated Research" portion of the exam. The "Declaration of Independence" can be a challenging read and is accompanied by 18 multiple-choice close reading questions that use Common Core/ PARCC question stems. For teachers that do not give the PARCC, these questions are still excellent practice for your own state's standardized tests!

Answer key included.

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