The New Colossus

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Over two days, an assessment tests scholars' skills as they read, discuss, and write. Learners read a poem, discuss their findings with their peers, then write an explanatory essay detailing the theme of the poem. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Administer the assessment while learners are in their ELA small groups for a quick transition into peer discussion 
  • Keep graded assessments for discussion purposes during parent-teacher conferences 
  • Have poems available for early finishers to read when they complete their assessment 
Classroom Considerations

  • The assessment is the eighth in a series of nine 
  • The duration may take longer depending on class schedules 
Pros

  • The file can be edited 
  • The writing prompt comes with reminders for the writer 
Cons

  • The worksheet may need reformatting 
  • The graphic organizer's space to write is limited, attach a sheet of paper