This assignment is meant to be used as a Common Core/PARCC ancillary assignment after “Unit 1 Passage 8th grade” which is a reading packet that has “think-throughs” for all reading skills. It’s most effective to use after students read the passage, but before they see the multiple choice questions.
The students should use the sentence stems to build multiple choice questions using the directions in the box. They can manipulate the stem to make the question applicable. Each question should have four answer choices, with one being correct. All of the above and None of the Above should not be answer choices.
Building the questions and answer choices themselves helps the student acquire a deeper understanding of standardized testing questions and the skills to which they relate.