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This Common Core Short Story Lesson Packet uses the Common Core standards and contains QUESTIONS and ANSWERS modeled after various state exams. One of the things I struggle with the most is preparing my students for all kinds of exams that they will encounter. With this EASY-TO-USE packet, you can practice with your students, so they will feel more confident taking state assessments while reading classic literature. It is great for pull-outs, push-ins, whole group, small group, or sub plans. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this NO PREP curriculum that integrates test prep within the teaching of literature.
Types of Questions:
2 Part Questions
This product includes the following:
A copy of the short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
20 Common Core Style Questions and Answers w/ 1 Short Response
20 Question EASY-TO-GRADE Multiple Choice Quiz (revised from the other questions)
Answer Keys and Explanations for ALL answers
Detailed Lesson Plan (About 1 week of activities)
5 Reading Activities with Teacher Keys (Visualization Graphic Organizer, Characterization Graphic Organizer, Literary Device Analysis, Reading Questions, and 1-Sentence Summary Activity)
Sample Short Response with Rubric
Covers Theme, Central Idea, Words/Phrases, Citing Evidence, Complex Characters, and Structure
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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.