We all know our students could use practice listening!
The Common Core certainly believes this to be necessary. Common core standardized tests such as Smarter Balanced specifically require students to listen to spoken passages and demonstrate their ability to comprehend, interpret and apply information derived from spoken text.
Students are provided with space to take notes while they listen. They listen to a story about a young woman who gets a job working at a zoo. Spoiler alert -- Jefferson is a baby giraffe not the 3rd president of the United States! Then students answer a variety of multiple choice questions about the article they listened to and write a response to an essay question.
Please note this product does not include an audio recording of the story. The teacher will need to read the text aloud to complete this assessment.
Common Core Standards covered:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.3 Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
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