As an alternative to a traditional test format of multiple choice and short essay, this assessment uses quotes from the novella to test students' knowledge of the book and their ability to analyze its content.
The exam uses 5 important quotes from House on Mango Street and requires students to analyze 3 out of the 5. They must write about literary elements from conflict to plot and theme.
I used this exam with my 7th grade students and found it to be a successful tool in gauging where they are in terms of their learning in class. I've included answers for the quotes that reflect exceptional understanding of the task. I would love feedback to improve it in any way. Thanks!