Focus on Common Core: Maupassant Comprehension Pack

Mackowiecki Lewis
Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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8 pages
Mackowiecki Lewis


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).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
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.
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.


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