This activity is great for having students practice for the MSL's while also quickly assessing reading comprehension. The assignment features an excerpt from "The Scarlet Ibis" that students will use to answer ten multiple choice questions about. Some of the multiple-choice questions assess basic reading comprehension while others require students to make inferences, analyze theme, or identify figurative language in the short story.
For the constructed response portion, students must respond to a prompt that asks students to analyze the excerpt. A rubric is included. The rubric shows students how they'll be graded while also providing the teacher with grading instructions. A key for the multiple-choice questions is also included.