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This Common Core Short Story Lesson Packet (Test Prep) uses the Common Core standards and contains QUESTIONS and ANSWERS for W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw" modeled after the 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 analyzing short stories and preparing for state assessments. It is great for pull-outs, push-ins, whole group, small group, rotations, 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 HOT Text
This product includes the following:
A copy of the short story "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs
25 Common Core Style Questions and Answers w/ 3 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 week of activities)
4 Reading Activities with Teacher Keys (Characterization Graphic Organizers, Imagery Impact Graphic Organizer, Reading Questions, and 1-Sentence Summaries Activity)
Sample Short Responses with Rubric
Covers Theme, Central Idea, Words/Phrases, Citing Evidence, Complex Characters, World Literature Perspective, 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.