This is an assessment tool to accompany the online essay "Is Exploration Worth the Cost?" from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Close Reader for Seventh Grade.
In our classrooms, we use our Close Reader for weekly homework. On Monday, we assign the reading. Students have until Friday to read and annotate the text. We grade their annotations for a homework grade. Friday in class, they take the multiple–choice assessment for a quiz grade.
• An eight question multiple-choice question assessment for Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost? by Joan Vernikos
• An answer key is provided.
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Big Things Come in Small Packages – Short story by Eleanora E. Tate ~ 16 multiple choice questions
Finding Your Everest – Essay by Robert Medina ~ 9 multiple choice questions and 1 fill in the blank objective summary
Arachne – Greek Myth Retold by Olivia E. Coolidge ~ Myth teaching page, 18 multiple choice questions, myth activity
Heartbeat – Short story by David Yoo ~ 14 multiple choice questions
Saving the Lost – Science article by Reynaldo Vasquez ~ 10 multiple choice questions
Comparing Versions of A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens, Israel Horovitz, Marvel Comics ~ 10 multiple choice questions
from Polar Dream – Memoir by Helen Thayer ~ 15 multiple choice questions
The Hidden Southwest: The Arch Hunters – Essay by James Vlahos~ 10 multiple choice questions
Problems About Nature – “Problems with Hurricanes” “Prayer to the Pacific” “Tornado at Talladega”- 5 multiple choice questions for each poem
Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost? – Online essay by Joan Vernikos ~ 8 short answer/fill in the blank questions
Teenagers and New Technology – Magazine article by Andres Padilla-Lopez ~ 10 multiple choice questions
Labels and Illusions – Essay by Lourdes Barranco ~ 10 multiple choice questions
He—y, Come On Ou—t! – Short story by Shinichi Hoshi ~ 12 multiple choice questions
from “The Most Daring of [Our] Leaders” by Lynne Olson and Speech from the Democratic National Convention by John Lewis ~ 20 multiple choice questions (10 per selection)
Doris is coming – Short story by ZZ Packer ~ 10 multiple choice questions
Difference Maker: John Bergmann and Popcorn Park – Newspaper article by David Karas ~ 14 multiple choice questions