Close-reading activity using a Christmas classic! Students will read a carefully chosen excerpt from the story and use text evidence to make a claim about the main character. UPDATED 12/23/2016 with a few comprehension questions, claim and text
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading
A 25 question Common Core ELA style test. This test focuses on story elements including plot, characterization, conflict, mood, tone, theme, etc. This test is well crafted, including excerpts from stories and multiple choice answers.
Common Core short response rubric, like those used on standardized tests. Broken down for students to use, along with teachers (for grading). Feel free to make some minor changes and use this for a specific assignment or leave as-is for general
This 40 question novel test includes all the essential topics students should take away from the reading. There are test sections for plot events, important character quotes, vocabulary and more!. Multiple choice questions assess student
A close-read lesson using thematically connected poems "Incident" and "Ku Klux". Lesson includes poems and side-by-side guided questions as well as open answered questions. This lesson allows students to make claims about the poetic elements and
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Close Reading
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
Students demonstrate their understanding of literary devices by creating an iMovie (or PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.). This unit includes the assignment sheet with requirements, "movie script" planning page (which can be reproduced as many times as
This lesson/assignment can be used with any novel your students are reading and studying. The assignment asks students to choose a character and make a claim about that character. Then, it walks students through the (challenging) process of
A novel test on the award winning title by Avi. This test includes mostly multiple choice questions with some short answer questions as well. Feel free to use this alone or add to what you already have.