Follow the Water by Arthur Dorros

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Assess scholars' reading and writing capabilities with an exam that challenges learners to respond to an informative text. Through note-taking and peer discussion, pupils analyze a passage from the story, Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean by Arthur Dorros. A graphic organizer asks text-dependent questions that prepare class members for a writing prompt. An informative composition concludes the test. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Practice sketching images for note-taking in other curriculum areas 
  • Align the exam with a science unit about water
  • Check out a collection of books about water, have them readily available for learners to browse if they finish the test early 
Classroom Considerations
  • The assessment is the sixth resource in a series of seven 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes an extended learning experience 
  • Gives participants the chance to reflect on their work before moving on to other parts of the assessment 
  • Graphic organizers and worksheets require reformatting