This 47-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test/quiz on an excerpt from James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). The excerpt begins with the line, “It was quite a large hole, the sort of thing an animal about the size of a fox…” to the line “And by the time James had pulled off the last boot of all …”. Summary of plot: James enters the giant peach and meets the insects inside. They talk for a while then decide to go to sleep. This excerpt was included in Prentice Hall Literature Grade 6 textbook (ISBN 013131713X). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. 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. 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:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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This lesson is student-centered, meaning:
–it allows you to become a facilitator!