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.
This bundle contains six texts that students can practice their listening skills on. Students are provided with space to take notes while they listen. Then they answer a variety of multiple choice questions about the passages they listened to and answer an essay question.
The texts included are:
1. All About Jefferson (literature)
2. Surveillance Cameras: Soldiers of Safety or Privacy Invaders? (informational text)
3. Lazy Days of Summer (literature)
4. Shakespeare: Man and Myth (informational text)
5. An Emergency Landing (literature)
6. The Earliest Timepieces (informational text)
Please note this product does not include an audio recording of the texts. The teacher will need to read them aloud to complete these assessments.
Common Core Standards covered by this bundle:
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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