English Language Arts Examination: January 2017

After reading literary and informational texts, scholars answer multiple-choice questions and write both a source-based argument and a text-analysis response.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups discuss Daylight Savings Time to brainstorm ideas for their writing
  • Provide readers with sticky notes, highlighters, and other tools to mark up the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils must understand and be able to write about literary elements/techniques or rhetorical devices 
Pros

  • The test questions address many Common Core standards
  • Writing prompts include organized guidelines with bullets and bold text
Cons