Looking for something to get you through the last week or two before Christmas break? This is the perfect product for you!
This product includes a study guide for the cartoon version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" AND an SBAC-Style performance task related to the theme of the story.
The study guide is Common Core aligned for 7th grade ELA standards (though, due to the spiraling of the standards, it would work well for any middle school grade). There are both multiple choice and open-ended questions on the study guide.
The Performance Task is modeled after the SBAC tasks. This will help students get comfortable with the format/wording seen on the SBAC. The essay is about the theme of the story. There is also a graphic organizer for students to use to help them plan their essay. This could be used as an assessment, or you may choose to guide your students through the process as practice.
Everything is ready to print, or it can be uploaded to Google Docs and assigned via Google Classroom.
Either way, you just turned your movie day into a legit unit and can spread a little holiday cheer while students prepare for the SBAC...what more could you ask for?
You might also like my "Charlie Brown Christmas" Study Guide.