Mid-Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

Show what you know. Learners demonstrate their level of English grammar and usage mastery by completing a pen and paper assessment of verbals and verb shifts. In addition they begin composing a book review based on an independent reading book. The review is also completed as homework.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Give each person a copy of the two-point rubric or post it so all can see
  • Determine criteria for the Independent Reading Book Review and furnish in written form to guide pupils
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson three of eight in the Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 3
  • Set up independent activities beforehand for those who finish the assessment early
Pros
  • Gives scaffolding suggestions for support during the Independent Reading Book Review
  • Answer key assists in scoring 
Cons
  • References but does not provide a model book review 
Common Core