Common Core, Smarter Balanced
This is a great selection to use in conjunction with Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin In The Sun," and it is Common Core aligned and written as a Smarter-Balanced type of assessment.
This 4-page selection from "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black" can be used as a cold read, a homework assignment, or a pre- or post-reading-the-play assignment to get your students thinking about Hansberry's ideas.
The reading assessment is a 3-page set of questions that can be used as a quiz, homework, or in-class assignment. There are 10 multiple-choice questions and 8 short-answer questions. The questions range from in-text to beyond-text questions.
There is also a 3-page answer key that includes possible answers for the short-answer section.
All of the documents come in Word and in PDF, making for 20 total pages.
I have also used this assignment when I needed a substitute. It will work great to keep students on track if you need an emergency lesson quickly.
Links to All Lorraine Hansberry Products in My Store
"A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry: PPT Introduction & Student Guide
"A Raisin in the Sun": Test, Essay Test, Informational Text, Study Guide, & Key
"To Be Young, Gifted, and Black" by Lorraine Hansberry: Text, Questions, & Key
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Common Core State Standards
RL.9-10.1, 2, 5, & 7