High School Reading Comprehension Bundle

High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
High School Reading Comprehension Bundle
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This bundle contains 47 different poems, stories and informational texts all of which are followed by 6-8 multiple choice questions and several open-ended questions. In addition to the answers to the multiple choice questions, the answer key also has explanations and possible responses to every open-ended question.

Table of Contents
1. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
2. “The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe
3. Excerpt from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4. An Inquiry Into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ, Or Cow-Pox by Edward Jenner
5. On Women’s Right to Vote by Susan B. Anthony
6. The Last Class: The Story of a Little Alsatian by Alphonse Daudet
7. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth
8. “How the Case Stands” from How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis
9. Paired Passages-
Passage I: from Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Passage II: “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold” by William Wordsworth
10. Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield
11. “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” by William Shakespeare
12. “Delight in Disorder” by Robert Herrick
13. Excerpt from “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell
14. “To Autumn” by John Keats
15. Excerpt from Act I, Scene IV of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
16. “I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died” by Emily Dickinson
17. The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekov
18. Excerpt from Act III, Scene III of Hamlet by William Shakespeare
19. Paired Passages
Passage I: “London 1802” by William Wordsworth
Passage II: “England 1819” by Percy Shelley
20. Excerpt from Book IX of Homer’s The Odyssey
21. “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
22. Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
23. Excerpt from David Crockett: His Life and Adventures by John S.C. Abbott
24. “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy
25. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
26. Excerpt from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
27. Paired Passages
Passage I: “Out, Out—” by Robert Frost
Passage II: from Act V, Scene V of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
28. “I Fall Into Disgrace” from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
29. from Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
30. A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather
31. Journey of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
32. John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
33. “Splendor Falls” from The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
34. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
35. “Old Ironsides” by Oliver Wendell Holmes
36. “Letter 4” from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
37. Street Scenes in Washington by Louisa May Alcott
38. from Narrative of the Life of a Slave by Frederick Douglass
39. “I Hear America Singing” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
40. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
41. Of Regiment of Health by Sir Francis Bacon
42. from “Small-Boat Sailing” by Jack London
43. The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
44. Plato’s “The Apology” from The Dialogues of Socrates edited by Benjamen Jowett
45. The Plumber by Charles Dudley Warner
46. The Servant by S.T. Semyonov
47. Excerpt from War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The questions that follow each passage TEACH and test a variety of reading comprehension and literary analysis skills. Students who regularly complete these reading comprehension tasks will be well prepared for any reading comprehension test, including common core, ACT and SAT. Many of the skills listed below are taught in this bundle and all are assessed.

Reading Fiction
Analyzing Conflict, Plot, and Setting
Analyzing Characters
Analyzing Point of View
Analyzing Irony
Interpreting the Theme and Main Idea
Distinguishing Among Different Genres of Fiction

Reading Poetry
Analyzing Figurative Language
Analyzing Sound Devices and Rhythm
Analyzing Diction: Connotation and Denotation
Analyzing Paradox, Pun, and Oxymoron
Distinguishing Among Different Genres of Poetry

Reading Nonfiction
Analyzing Text Structure and Organization
Interpreting Text Features
Evaluating Validity, Credibility, and Reliability of Text
Analyzing Persuasion and Propaganda Techniques
Distinguishing Among Different Genres of Nonfiction

Critical Thinking
Using Prior Knowledge
Summarizing and Paraphrasing Information
Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
Analyzing Cause and Effect
Analyzing Problem and Solution
Making Inferences
Drawing Conclusions
Making Generalizations
Comparing and Contrasting

Literary Analysis
Analyzing the Author’s Purpose
Recognizing the Author’s Bias and Beliefs
Evaluating the Author’s Craft
Evaluating the Author’s Style
Evaluating the Quality of the Literature
Interpreting References from Culture and the Past
Examining Cultures and Historical Periods in Literature
Examining Literature from Several Critical Perspectives
Analyzing Development of Tone and Mood


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