1. Two texts copied from CommonLit.org
-"Forever Young" Article
-"Nothing Gold Can Stay" Poem
2. STAAR aligned questions (based off of English I EOC released tests) for each passage and the questions for "across genres"
3. Teacher Key (Some of the answers depend on what the students find and can defend, but I included suggestions if they're struggling with developing their own answers.)
Instruction: I used this set as a review before their Common Assessment "data check." I annotated each text with the students and walked them through how to answer questions in complete sentences and explaining why they chose each answer.
Some of the topics/skills/TEKs assessed: Central Idea, Tone, Theme, Supporting Details, Symbolism