Secret Garden

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An assessment examines scholars' comprehension of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Pupils read an excerpt from the novel, tag key details then complete a two-column notes page. Peers discuss their findings and reflect on their personal interpretations. Using their completed work, learners write an opinion piece about a specific character in the book. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the writing rubric with the class to set the expectation for their essay
  • Make an anchor chart showcasing the notetaking symbols for reference while working 
  • If class members enjoy the text passage, plan a whole-class novel study of the story 
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the fifth in a series of nine assessments
  • Participants should be familiar with writing opinions pieces 
Pros

  • Once downloaded, the file is editable 
  • Incorporates cooperative learning strategies 
Cons

  • The page's format is disorganized 
  • Space for written responses is limited