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The assessment resources for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak will help you measure how well students are understanding the text and how well they can apply the literary skills taught throughout a unit. If you're looking for a comprehensive unit and suite of materials for The Book Thief that includes this resource, check out The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Unit: Comprehensive Suite of Materials.
This resource is also technology friendly! It can be utilized in classrooms where computers or tablets are central to instruction because the resource has been adapted for digital completion. The resource includes links for students to complete the assessments in Google Forms™. For instance, students can work with the documents in Google Drive™ or via Google Classroom™. With these links, you can have students complete their assessments online. All they will have to do is fill out the Google Form™! There are links for every assessment, making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees. The resources include:
Chapter Set Mini-Quizzes: The chapter set mini-quizzes assess students’ understanding of each reading. There are 34 mini-quizzes, and each quiz asks three questions related to the events of a given chapter set. The quiz can be used at the end of class or if assigning reading for homework, can assess whether or not students did, in fact, complete their work. An answer key is included.
Comprehension and Literary Quizzes: The comprehension and literary quizzes assess students on the events, characters, and details of the novel. For each of the 10 parts of the novel, the quizzes include a variety of questions types including: sequence of events, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and short answer questions. Answer keys for each quiz are included.
Final Test: The final test asks students to apply the various literary skills they’ve developed through a study of the novel. Each question is aligned to a specific skill and, in turn, a specific Common Core State Standard. The first part of the test is a character quote matching section. The second part contains 14 multiple choice questions, and the final part asks 6 short answer questions requiring a written response. An answer key is included.
Essays: The essays resource contains five different essay questions. The questions are aligned to literary skills and are also Common Core aligned. Suggestions for answers/topics are included.
Final Reflection: On the last day of the unit, students can spend class time reflecting on their experience through the unit reflection questions. The reflection asks specific questions about individual experiences that can then serve as a way to guide future implementation of resources.
Exit Tickets: The forms can serve as a small skills assessment at the end of each lesson. The ticket has room for a question-of-the-day as well as an effort rating.
The preview contains a sample for various sections of the assessments. If you're looking for more resources on The Book Thief to complement this one, please check out the literary analysis guide below. The assessments in this pack are aligned with the content of that resource.