Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"

Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Practice Featuring Nonfiction Passage "Why Cry?"
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This ELA test prep and text dependent analysis packet contains so much! The nonfiction passage "Why Cry?" is included as a printable and a Google Doc. Ten multiple choice questions are included as a printable and as a Google Form. Two text dependent analysis prompts for this passage are included too as a printable, along with brainstorming organizers and a sample essay for each prompt!

No prep is required! Everything is ready to teach!

Check out the detailed list of what all you will get if you purchase this packet:

Analyzing a text dependent analysis prompt in three steps – This part of this packet is intended for the teacher. It explains how to teach students to successfully figure out what any prompt is asking. This three step process can be used for any text dependent analysis prompt, and we guarantee your students will better understand how to tackle this type of writing!

Two text dependent analysis prompts for the informational text “Why Cry?”. The prompts are provided first so that students can analyze them before reading the text. They should follow the three steps to figuring out a prompt. You can choose to do both TDA prompts or only one. Or, you can do one of them with your students, and allow them to try the other on their own.


The passage “Why Cry?” ~ This passage is provided as a one-page printable and as a Google Doc.

Questions to accompany the passage~ Some of these questions are comprehension questions, and some are questions that require more thought and analysis. The questions are provided as a printable and as a Google Form. Of course, an answer key is provided. There are a total of ten questions.

TDA Begin Brainstorming Sheet – Now that students have read the passage, they will begin their brainstorming process for the essay. A completed sample is provided.

Brainstorming Chart – This is one option that students can use to complete their brainstorming before writing an essay on the TDA prompt. A sample completed brainstorming chart for both TDAs is included. This chart is included as a printable and as a Google Slide. Plus, this chart can be used for any TDA that students complete in future assignments!

Brainstorming Bubble Map- This is another option for students to use as brainstorming. A sample brainstorming map for each TDA is included. This bubble map is included as a printable and as a Google Slide. This bubble map can be used for any TDA that students complete in future assignments!

Writing an Introduction – This handout is included for you to use with students who struggle knowing how to start. This is a simple and effective method for middle schoolers to write an introduction. Remember, this book is intended for middle school students, not high school or college students. If you do not like this method for writing introductions, you can simply skip this page. :)

Sample essays ~ These sample essays can be used for you to show students what a good analysis for each TDA looks like. You may choose to read it before students write or after they have turned in their own paper.

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