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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.
Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis Guided Parallel Task

Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis Guided Parallel Task

This package is an 18-page guided parallel task for Part 3 of the Common Core Regents English Language Arts Exam. The Part 3 task 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. Included in this package is a non-fiction passage with literary value, 20 guided multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, and true/false questions, a guided planning page, lined essay paper, four exemplar responses, and instructional materials on how to present and analyze text evidence borrowed from another writer. The rubric can be obtained online. The planning page, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, and true/false questions 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.
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Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide

Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide

This Julius Ceasar Study Guide includes the following: A. A 15-word vocabulary list and accompanying activities B. A PowerPoint presentation with accompanying cloze notes on (1) the historical figure Julius Caesar, (2) the geography, (3) the opening of the play, and (4) William Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre. An answer key for the cloze notes is included An embedded video used in the PPT can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3VGa6Fp3zI C. Extensive close notes on the plot of the play, broken down by act and scene. An answer key for the cloze notes is included D. A quiz for acts 1-3 E. A guided activity for exploring the concept of tragic hero F. A guided activity for practicing funneled introductory paragraphs, and essay prompts for a culminating assessment.
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SPEAK By Laurie Halse Anderson Complete Novel Quizzes — Four Quizzes with Answer Key

SPEAK By Laurie Halse Anderson Complete Novel Quizzes — Four Quizzes with Answer Key

This package includes four (4) excellent fill-in-the-blank quizzes with answer keys for SPEAK by LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON. The quizzes cover each of the four marking period sections that divide the novel. 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 quotations from the novel. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on.
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Second Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Second Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

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
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Third Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Third Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for the THIRD 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. 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
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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Cloze Note Close Read Exam Quiz

Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Cloze Note Close Read Exam Quiz

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.
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck Novel Chapter Quizzes w/ Answers (6 Quizzes)

The Pearl by John Steinbeck Novel Chapter Quizzes w/ Answers (6 Quizzes)

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.
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Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Close Read 20 Multiple Choice Quiz Test

Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Close Read 20 Multiple Choice Quiz Test

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.
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Monster by Walter Dean Myers Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)

Monster by Walter Dean Myers Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)

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.
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 9-10 Quiz

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 9-10 Quiz

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
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 5-6 Quiz

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 5-6 Quiz

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
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 11-12 Quiz

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 11-12 Quiz

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
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 3-4 Quiz

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 3-4 Quiz

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
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Complete Novel Quizzes (7 Quizzes)

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.
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All the President's Men Movie Guide

All the President's Men Movie Guide

This is a movie guide for All the President's Men, complete with 20-plus questions for viewers to answer as the movie progresses. Most of the questions are plot based, while a few are geared toward a journalist's perspective. Answer sheet is included.
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 9-11 Quiz with Answer Key

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 9-11 Quiz with Answer Key

This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 9-11 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The quiz and answer key is both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This quiz includes 30 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 25 minutes or less. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assess and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. 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’re going to love this quiz. So, consider buying my complete novel chapter quizzes for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee at the discount rate of $12.00. The complete novel quizzes are organized by these chapters: 1-4, 5-8, 9-11, 12-16, 17-19, 20-22, 23-27, 28-31 https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/to-kill-a-mockingbird-by-harper-lee-novel-chapter-quizzes-w-answers-8-quizzes-11219569
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 7-8 Quiz

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapters 7-8 Quiz

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
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Fourth Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Fourth Marking Period Quiz with Answer Key

This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for the FOURTH 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 50 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.
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 17-19 Quiz with Answer Key

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 17-19 Quiz with Answer Key

This package includes an excellent fill-in-the-blank quiz with answer key for CHAPTERS 17-19 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The quiz and answer key is both a Microsoft Word and PDF document. This quiz includes 35 blanks. Students who read prior to taking a quiz finish in 30 minutes or less. This is a great open-book reading quiz that assess and reinforces comprehension, and can be graded quickly. 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’re going to love this quiz. So, consider buying my complete novel chapter quizzes for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee at the discount rate of $12.00. The complete novel quizzes are organized by these chapters: 1-4, 5-8, 9-11, 12-16, 17-19, 20-22, 23-27, 28-31 https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/to-kill-a-mockingbird-by-harper-lee-novel-chapter-quizzes-w-answers-8-quizzes-11219569
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Class Participation Rubric

Class Participation Rubric

This holistic class participation rubric measures student participation in five categories, and spells out in plain English the criteria of each category. The categories are Promptness, Preparation, Engagement, Listening Skills, and Behavior.
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Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis MLK Close Read & Parallel Task

Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis MLK Close Read & Parallel Task

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.
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapter 2 Quiz

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Chapter 2 Quiz

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
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Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis Guided Parallel Task

Common Core Regents ELA Exam Part 3 Text-Analysis Guided Parallel Task

This package is an 18-page guided parallel task for Part 3 of the Common Core Regents English Language Arts Exam. The Part 3 task 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. Included in this package is a non-fiction passage with literary value, 20 guided multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, and true/false questions, a guided planning page, lined essay paper, four exemplar responses, and instructional materials on how to present and analyze text evidence borrowed from another writer. The rubric can be obtained online. The planning page, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, and true/false questions 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.
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