This is a collection of critical reading questions that span the entire novel, Monster, by Walter Dean-Myers. Questions are separated by dates of journal entries, since the novel does not have "chapters" in the typical sense. Each journal entry section has several, in-depth short answer questions that ask students to read closely, offer insightful answers (there are no 'yes/no' questions), and provide textual evidence for their assertions, via citation. The last few pages are a bonus assessment, that gives students complete and clear instructions on how to write a narrative essay (this can be used as a summative assessment).
What you're getting:
- An example page, that demonstrates to teacher/students the expectations for answering the questions.
- Several short answer questions for each journal entry section in the novel.
- Summative assessment in the form of a narrative essay, with outline included.
You can slip these assessments right into your own plans, or assign them as homework. These can also be used as great open-ended questions for quizzes, or essay questions for tests.
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