Quest for Tree Kangaroo

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A three-day assessment challenges scholars to read a passage from an informational text then complete two activities that lead to a writing assignment. Day one and two begin as readers independently read a passage and tag the most important details. Pupils reread the passage, complete a two-column graphic organizer, and discuss their findings with a peer. Day three concludes the assessment with a writing prompt. Participants draft an original piece using their notes from previous days. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Implement the assessment's note-taking codes in other academic areas 
  • If you're short on time, assign the peer discussion for homework on a classroom blog 
  • Use the extended learning activity as an Exit Ticket for dismissal or transition to next period 
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the fourth assessment in a series of nine that examines learners' reading and writing abilities 
  • Copies are required 
  • Class members need paper to write on or a device to type their essay 
  • 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
  • The resource is editable 
  • Directions are written clearly and in detail 
  • The format is not uniform 
  • Space to respond on a worksheet is limited