After reading the book "Seedfolks" teachers can use this short test in a variety of ways. This test aligns with Common Core State Standards and will add the rigor and differentiation necessary to any classroom.
1. One way to use the test is the traditional 'paper/pencil' route. After reading the short novel, give the students the test and allow them to work independently to answer the questions on their own paper.
2. Another way is to give the test paper before you begin reading the book. Have students choose a theme from the paper that they want to follow in order to see how it has developed throughout the course of the text. After each chaper, have students look back at the theme they chose and reflect on how that character relates to the theme. At the end of the book students answer the rest of the questions on their own paper independently.
3. Finally, a third choice is to follow the route in option 2 (above), but then place students in groups of 3 (based on the theme they chose) and have them discuss each answer as a group. Then, each student will write down his/her answer based on the group's dicussion of the novel.
There is no answer key to this test because there are so many different possible answers depending on the theme chosen.
by Mona Mendez
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