There are over 25 passage related prompts to help your students practice a skill: character trait, mood, setting, problem, theme, and details. Students carefully read a passage from a novel and complete the task of finding a quote. Once students have identified a line from the passage they continue to explain WHY the particular line or quote satisfies the prompt. This must be completed in at least 4 or more sentences. To support student learning and close gaps, students require practice and lots of it. Quite often I have observed students can easily locate quotes, but they do not always provide an independent and plentiful explanation for their choice.
This resource provides ample practice by reading 5 passages from 5 different novels and each passage hones in on 6 different skills. Students read and complete prompts. If your students have used the Prose Constructed response for Narrative Writing Task Prompts, then this resource is a must. Students work with a familiar passage, one they have already read and extended for narrative writing. But now students will use the passages to sharpen literary analysis skills. If nothing else this resource forces students to be selective in their choice of evidence, and to build an explanation for what the evidence proves in more than one sentence. An excellent student support for PARCC practice.
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Visit Prose Constructed response for Narrative Writing Task Prompts Companion Resource