Are your students reading Every Soul a Star (by Wendy Mass) for literature circles? Looking for a simple, no-prep way to assess whether or not students have actually done their reading? This set of three basic comprehension quizzes is for you!
Literature circles are wonderful, student-guided activities. They allow students to experience and interact with texts using meaningful, relevant discussion and questioning.
Unfortunately, holding students accountable for their reading (especially while multiple lit circle novels are being read simultaneously in a single classroom) can be challenging.
These quizzes are designed to briefly assess whether or not students have read their assigned pages/chapters. Questions are designed to provide easy, obvious choices for students who have actually read, while also providing answer choices that will quickly reveal students who have not completed their assigned reading.
These quizzes are designed to be given prior to lit circle discussions taking place. This way, students must rely on their own understanding of the text (or lack thereof) to answer all questions.
This set assumes that the novel Every Soul a Star has been broken into three sections for students to read (p. 1-134, p.135-235, and p. 236-end). The first two quizzes include five multiple choice questions, and the third quiz includes six multiple choice questions.
Please note: These questions do NOT require students to make connections, apply higher-level reading skills, etc. That's what literature circles are for! Instead, these questions are simply designed to tell which students have and have not read.
This product includes:
- One five-question quiz covering pages 1-134 ("Ally 1" - "Bree 4")
- One five-question quiz covering pages 135-235 ("Jack 4" - "Bree 6")
- One six-question quiz covering pages 236-end ("Jack 6" - end)
- Answer keys for all three quizzes
- Border-free, ink saving version