Practice Test - English Language Arts Reading Comprehension

An English Language Arts Reading Comprehension Practice Test for Grade 10 asks scholars to read a poem and answer two multiple-choice questions about the poem. They finish the task by responding to an open-response essay question. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As a comprehension strategy, allow readers to draw pictures, highlight, underline, and make other marks to the poem
  • Read the poem aloud to students, asking them to visualize the images
Classroom Considerations

  • Writers may need additional paper for the essay
  • Designed for the ELA MCAS Assessment
Pros

  • The poem is highly accessible 
  • Provides a helpful checklist for the writing exercise
Cons

  • Does not include an answer key or scoring rubric
  • Not a comprehensive assessment; includes only three questions
Common Core