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This Common Core ELA Reading Test Prep Quiz uses the Common Core standards and contains QUESTIONS and ANSWERS (modeled after various state exams and assessments) for the short story "The Cactus" by O. Henry. One of the things I struggle with the most is preparing my students for all kinds of exams that they will encounter. With this Common Core Quiz, you can practice with your students, so they will feel more confident analyzing short stories and preparing for state assessments. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this quiz that integrates test prep and literature.
Types of Questions:
2 Part Questions
This product includes the following:
A copy of the short story "The Cactus" by O. Henry
20 Common Core Style Questions and Answers
20 Question EASY-TO-GRADE Multiple Choice Quiz (revised from the other questions)
Answer Keys and Explanations for ALL answers
Covers Theme, Central Idea, Words/Phrases, Citing Evidence, Complex Characters, and Structure
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***This Quiz is also a part of my "The Cactus" Lesson Pack and the Short Story Bundle.
Strategies that could be used during or after reading (but are NOT a part of this pack) are SOAPSTone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone), SBAC (Scan, Brainstorm, Analyze, Confirm), SPAUTS (Speaker, Purpose, Audience, Universal Idea, Theme, Strategies), FSA (Firm Up Your Ideas, State Your Reasons, Assess the Truth), ACE (Answer, Cite, Explain), etc.