This product contains four text-dependent, multiple-choice questions about Robert Hayden's 1966 poem "Those Winter Sundays." The poem is a tribute to his father, who even on Sunday, took care of the necessary household chores for the speaker's family. It is a good poem to bring in either during the winter (when conditions are cold/harsh) or even around Father's Day.
These questions are modeled after the New York State Common Core ELA Regents exam. I created these questions using common question stems that appear on this exam, and have infused frequently recurring vocabulary that appears on the exam in the answer choices. The directions also require students to engage in metacognition, as students are invited to make their thinking visible by providing a one-sentence rationale to justify each answer.
This product includes an answer key. The actual poem, due to copyright reasons, IS NOT included, but it can be easily found through a search engine.