What's the easiest way to gauge student learning after a short story unit is complete? If you're going to give a test, make sure it's this one: useful for a variety of popular short stories and chock-full of references to popular literature and film.
This 7-page test asks students to identify types of conflict, plot the elements of a story they've read, creatively write a scene-setting paragraph, identify and choose between literary symbols, and highlight examples of figurative language and foreshadowing in high-interest text excerpts (including several examples from The Avengers film).
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