12 Fiction Passages with Criteria Tables and Anchor Charts
Each of these 12 passages is accompanied by a test-like question, a criteria table (to help students analyze the proficiency of each answer choice) and a blank target. The target is a visual that students fill in to demonstrate the sufficiency of an answer choice (see last slide of preview). These tools help your students practice choosing an answer choice strategically, and gives them several ways to justify their answer.
Vocabulary: Choose the Correct Definition
Four passages followed by a dictionary entry. The dictionary entry provides four definitions for a word found in the passage. Students must decide which entry matches the meaning of the word as it was used in the passage. Students fill in the criteria tables and the targets to identify an answer choice as “way off,” “miss,” or “bullseye” (see the preview for an example). Key included.
Four passage followed by a question over character analysis. Students fill in the criteria table to help them determine which of the answer choices (all character descriptors) is the most accurate and perceptive. Key included.
Students analyze sections of the four passages and identify examples of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, imagery). Students use the criteria tables to evaluate the components of each type of figurative language. This really breaks things down for students. Key included.
An anchor chart is included for each of the three concepts. The anchor charts pertain directly to answering questions over these concepts. See preview for an example.
If you found this resource helpful, check out these products which help your students strategically analyze summaries:
Summary Analysis Bundle (Fiction & Non-Fiction)
And to strategically analyze non-fiction:
Non-Fiction Passages w/ Questions & Criteria Tables
For a bundle of interactive and strategic test prep materials:
Reading Test-Prep Bundle
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