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Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities

Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
Prepare for Testing Season: Various Close Reading and CCSS Review Activities
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A Descent into Testing Season” is a multifaceted tool that can be used to help you prepare or assess your students in numerous ways. It includes a variety of activities that cover word choice, literary devices, characterization, comparing two mediums, rhetorical strategies, and different types of writing. Teachers can use this product to:

1. Help students review for their end of year assessments by assigning the packet as a series of in-class activities or as a take-home review
2. Formally assess students by making it their end of year exam
3. Aid in Progress monitoring by offering it as a pre-test and post-test to compare results

Featured Activities:

Pre-reading strategies
Quick writes
Think-pair-share
Vocabulary
Close reading
Interactive charts
Citing Evidence
Compare/Contrast
Critical Thinking
Argumentation

CCSS Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 (cites textual evidence)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 (main idea or theme)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 (character development)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6 (cultural experience outside of U.S)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7 (two artistic mediums)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1 (argument writing)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2 (explanatory/informative writing)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1 (collaboration)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4 (clarify meaning of unknown words)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5 (understanding of figurative language)

*Based on 9-10TH grade standards. Also applicable to the adjacent 11-12th grade standards.




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