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Focus on Common Core: Maupassant Comprehension Pack

Grade Levels
4th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF
8 pages


Free! Seven page collection of comprehension activities designed for use with the Read Aloud Play, A Piece of String, adapted from Guy de Maupassant's classic short story of the same name.These activities can be used with a variety of grade levels--from 4th (the simplest of the activities) to 8th and above (the more complex of the activities). Each activity addresses one or more Common Core Literature items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and/or 10. Answer key is included. Preview or download the play itself on my TpT storefront. Thanks.
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8 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.


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