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I, too, love my phone, but let's get down to basics. My available resources constitute this, that, and the other to get students to inspect text more closely, to think more deeply, and to express that thinking more clearly and thoroughly. Easier said than done. The resources in my store might help.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck Novel Chapter Quizzes w/ Answers (6 Quizzes)
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck Novel Chapter Quizzes w/ Answers (6 Quizzes)

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This package includes six (6) excellent fill-in-the-blank quizzes with answer keys for The Pearl by John Steinbeck. The quizzes and answer keys are both Microsoft Word and PDF documents. These fill-in-the-blank quizzes not only assess general plot comprehension, but also ask students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novella. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. These are great open-book reading quizzes that assess and reinforce comprehension, and can be graded quickly. On average, each quiz includes 25 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. * This bundle includes a bonus: 23 time-tested and unique Socratic seminar questions and prompts for The Pearl by John Steinbeck. These question and prompts are designed to promote deeper understanding, critical thinking, collaboration, and effective communication through preparation and intellectual dialogue.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Quiz 1 (pages 1-25)
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Monster by Walter Dean Myers Quiz 1 (pages 1-25)

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This FREE package includes a fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for PAGES 1-25 of Monster by Walter Dean Myers. The quiz and answer key is both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This quiz is organized by page numbers using the Harper-Collins paperback version copyrighted 1999. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novel. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension. This quiz has 25 blanks. Students who read finish in 20 minutes or less. * Also for purchase on TES is my complete novel quizzes package for Monster, which includes seven quizzes broken down by these pages: 1-25, 25-58, 59-114, 115-170, 171-199, 200-243, 244-281. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/monster-by-walter-dean-myers-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11219572
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 5-6 Quiz
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 5-6 Quiz

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 5-6 of William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES. The quiz with answer key is a both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 35 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. Did you know you can purchase all 7 of my novel quizzes for LORD OF THE FLIES for just $13.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes individually. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11247284
Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Close Read 20 Multiple Choice Quiz Test
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Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Close Read 20 Multiple Choice Quiz Test

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This product is a close read of act 2, scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, also referred to as the balcony scene. This close read includes 22 multiple choice questions, an answer sheet, and an answer key. The text used for this close read is the one from Holt’s Elements of Literature, Third Course. A text with the same line numbering will also work. There are many out there. The text of the balcony scene is not included as part of this product. The multiple choice questions that accompany this close read focus on several concepts beyond plot comprehension, including imagery, metaphor, simile, personification, characterization, tone, author’s purpose, and form (line numbering). Use this product as a guided close read, or use it as an assessment. I usually give students at least two reads (audio and partnered) before presenting them with these guided questions. It takes me about 3 or four days with short writing assignments and discussions built in.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)
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Monster by Walter Dean Myers Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)

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This package includes seven (7) excellent fill-in-the-blank quizzes with answer keys for Walter Dean Myers' Monster. The quizzes are Microsoft Word documents, and the answer keys are PDFs. Quizzes are organized by page numbers using the Harper-Collins paperback version copyrighted 1999. The quizzes are broken down by these pages: 1-25, 25-58, 59-114, 115-170, 171-199, 200-243, 244-281 These fill-in-the-blank quizzes not only assess general plot comprehension, but also ask students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novel. These are great open-book reading quizzes that assess and reinforce comprehension. On average, each quiz includes 25 blanks. Students who read finish in 20 minutes or less.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson First Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson First Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

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This FREE package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for the FIRST MARKING PERIOD of SPEAK by LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON. The quiz with answer key is both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 40 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. This Quiz is FREE! And I’m confident you’re going to love it. So, consider buying all four of my complete novel quizzes for SPEAK for just $12.00. That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes marking period by marking period. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/speak-by-laurie-halse-anderson-complete-novel-quizzes-four-quizzes-with-answer-key-11219552
The Pearl by John Steinbeck Chapter 1 Quiz with Answer Key
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck Chapter 1 Quiz with Answer Key

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This FREE package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTER 1 of The Pearl by John Steinbeck. The quiz and answer key is both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novella. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 35 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This Quiz is FREE! And I’m confident you’re going to love it. So, consider buying my complete novel chapter quizzes for The Pearl by John Steinbeck at the discounted rate of $12.00. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/the-pearl-by-john-steinbeck-novel-chapter-quizzes-w-answers-6-quizzes-11219590
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 3-4 Quiz
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 3-4 Quiz

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 3-4 of William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES. The quiz with answer key is a both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 40 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. Did you know you can purchase all 7 of my novel quizzes for LORD OF THE FLIES for just $13.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes individually. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11247284
The Pearl by John Steinbeck 23 Socratic Seminar Questions and Prompts
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck 23 Socratic Seminar Questions and Prompts

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This package includes 23 time-tested and unique Socratic seminar questions and prompts for The Pearl by John Steinbeck. These question and prompts are designed to promote deeper understanding, critical thinking, collaboration, and effective communication through preparation and intellectual dialogue. A few student favorites are below. Purchase this package to get the rest. Which word best applies to the doctor: charming, deceitful, necessary? Stand on this statement: The doctor’s servant is a sellout. Which is most important to Kino: the family, the pearl, or the plan?
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Second Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Second Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for the SECOND MARKING PERIOD of SPEAK by LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON. The quiz with answer key is both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 35 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. I’m confident you’ll like this quiz. Did you know you could purchase all 4 of my novel quizzes for SPEAK for just $12.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes marking period by marking period. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/speak-by-laurie-halse-anderson-complete-novel-quizzes-four-quizzes-with-answer-key-11219552
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 9-10 Quiz
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 9-10 Quiz

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 9-10 of William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES. The quiz with answer key is a both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 40 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. Did you know you can purchase all 7 of my novel quizzes for LORD OF THE FLIES for just $13.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes individually. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11247284
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 11-12 Quiz
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 11-12 Quiz

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 11-12 of William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES. The quiz with answer key is a both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 55 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 35 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. Did you know you can purchase all 7 of my novel quizzes for LORD OF THE FLIES for just $13.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes individually. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11247284
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapter 2 Quiz
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapter 2 Quiz

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTER 2 of William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES. The quiz with answer key is a both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 35 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. Did you know you can purchase all 7 of my novel quizzes for LORD OF THE FLIES for just $13.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes individually. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11247284
Making Inferences with Art Unit
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Making Inferences with Art Unit

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This unit teaches students how to make inferences, how to make an inferential claim, and how to support that claim in writing using the best evidence available. While this unit is entitled Making Inferences with Art, students will practice making inferences from traditional text as well, including poetry, maps, and logic inferences. Students will also learn the basics of organizing a written response. This writing unit introduces or reviews important content vocabulary, including synonym, literal, criticize, infer, imply, valid, claim, elaborate, insightful, analyze, and BRATS paragraph Brainstorm the answer Restate the question Answer the question Two or Three Text details to supper the answer Summarize the answer vs. Brainstorm, Topic Sentence, Supporting Sentences, Concluding or Wrap Up Sentence The inferential writing tasks draw on Norman Rockwell paintings that are fun and promote discussion. Fun and important unit!
Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Cloze Note Close Read Exam Quiz
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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Cloze Note Close Read Exam Quiz

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This original two-page summary of Mercutio and Tybalt’s death scene in Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet makes for a great cloze note activity or reading assessment. This unique and student-friendly reading contains 40 blanks that must be completed with both paraphrased responses and answers “directly from the text.” The cloze note format is guidance enough for students to have success understanding the events of this pivotal scene that culminates in the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. Ninth graders typically do well with this activity following one reading of the scene. This activity is only for lines 1-138 of Act 3, Scene 1. Answer key is included.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Novel Chapter Quizzes w/ Answers (8 Quizzes)
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Novel Chapter Quizzes w/ Answers (8 Quizzes)

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This package includes eight (8) excellent fill-in-the-blank quizzes with answer keys for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The quizzes and answer keys are Microsoft Word documents. Quizzes are organized by multiple chapters in this fashion: 1-4, 5-8, 9-11, 12-16, 17-19, 20-22, 23-27, 28-31 These are great open-book reading quizzes that assess and reinforce comprehension, and can be graded quickly. On average, each quiz includes between 25 and 35 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 30 minutes or less. These fill-in-the-blank quizzes not only assess general plot comprehension, but also ask students to dig and find the exact words from important quotations from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 7-8 Quiz
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 7-8 Quiz

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This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 7-8 of William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES. The quiz with answer key is a both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assesses and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. This quiz includes 40 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This fill-in-the-blank quiz not only assesses general plot comprehension, but also asks students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. Did you know you can purchase all 7 of my novel quizzes for LORD OF THE FLIES for just $13.00? That’s a discount compared to buying these quizzes individually. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding-complete-novel-quizzes-7-quizzes-11247284
Romeo and Juliet Study Guide, Cloze Notes, and Important Passages
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Romeo and Juliet Study Guide, Cloze Notes, and Important Passages

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This Romeo and Juliet study guide includes 15 pages of notes on the plot of William Shakespeare's play. These extensive and accurate notes are broken down by acts and scenes. About half of the notes on the play are in cloze note form. An answer sheet for the cloze note blanks is included in this package. The other half of these notes are made up of important passages with ample room for translation, interpretation, text-based support activities, or any short close reading activities you see fit. All passages pulled for these notes contain line numbers from the play.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)

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This package includes seven (7) excellent fill-in-the-blank chapter quizzes with answer keys for LORD OF THE FLIES by WILLIAM GOLDING. The quizzes are organized by chapters (1, 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12). The quizzes and answer keys are both Microsoft Word and PDF documents. These are great open-book reading quizzes that assess and reinforce comprehension, and can be graded quickly. On average, each quiz includes 40 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 30 minutes or less. These fill-in-the-blank quizzes not only assess general plot comprehension, but also ask students to dig and find the exact words from important passages from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on.
Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis MLK Close Read & Parallel Task
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Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis MLK Close Read & Parallel Task

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This package is a 17-page guided parallel task for Part 3 of the Common Core Regents English Language Arts Exam. Part 3 asks students to read a passage, and in a well-developed, text-based response identify a central idea of the text and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea. This package focuses on the language use in an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. This package includes an 18-question close reading guide to help students understand the text, and begin to analyze its literary value. This package also includes a guided planning page, lined essay paper, four exemplar responses, and instructional materials on how to present text evidence borrowed from another writer. The rubric can be obtained online. The close reading questions and planning page guide students toward identifying a central idea, and analyzing a writing strategy used in the development of the text. 9th graders wrote the exemplar responses. Overall, this is a quality parallel task for 9th and 10th graders especially.