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This Common Core Short Story Lesson Packet (Quiz and Activities) uses the Common Core standards and contains QUESTIONS and ANSWERS (for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death") 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-TEACH packet, you can practice with your students, so they will feel more confident analyzing higher level language. It is great for pull-outs, push-ins, whole group, small group, or sub plans. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this pack that integrates test prep and literature.
Types of Questions:
2 Part HOT Text
This product includes the following:
A copy of the short story "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
25 Common Core Style Questions and Answers with 2 Short Responses
25 Question EASY-TO-GRADE Multiple Choice Quiz (revised from the other questions)
Answer Keys and Explanations for ALL answers
Detailed Lesson Plan (About 1-2 weeks of activities)
5 Reading Activities with Teacher Keys (Visualization Graphic Organizer, Characterization Graphic Organizer, Imagery Impact, Reading Questions, and 1-Sentence Summary Activity)
Sample Short Responses 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.