This 27-question multiple-choice reading comprehension and analysis test on the nonfiction article “Tenochtitlan: Inside the Aztec Capital” by Jacqueline Dineen has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection including: point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, cause and effect, figurative language, and other elements of literature. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Teachers are encouraged to remove/add questions as they see fit for their students. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated!
Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com):
Students are expected to:
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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