This high-quality, multi-grade leveled, test-prep packet includes:
-Six (6) Writing Prompts that each have 2 paired texts and one video link to mimic PARCC and AIR tests. Rubric, pre-writing graphic organizer, checklists all are included!
-Over Nine (9) poetry lessons and lesson plan ideas from all different backgrounds. Poems included are Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall; the drum by Nikki Giovanni; Thumbprint by Eve Mirriam; Facing It By Yusef Komunyakaa ; The Echoing Green by William Blake; Titanic by David R. Slavitt; The Titanic by Aleister Crowley; Dreams, Mother-to-Son, and Dreams Deferred by Langston Hughes; First Practice by Gary Gildner; and Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike. Comprehension questions range from point-of-view, speaker, compare-and-contrast, vocabulary, text structure, theme, figurative language, and mood!
-This packet contains eight (8) lessons perfect for teaching close readings! Each lesson has two paired texts on non-fiction topics such as recycling, beaver dams, homework, dress codes, video games, weather, and more! Comprehension questions follow each passage. The questions cover compare and contrast, summarizing,author’s purpose, fact/opinion, use of subheadings, vocabulary, antonyms/synonyms, author claims and evidence, main idea and supporting details. The stories are high-interest and will get your students Common Core ready! Answer key to all stories included. Created by an award winning teacher with extremely high value added more than three years running!