Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
11
Provider:
Pearson
Tags:
Digital Course, Education, Grade 12 ELA, Technology
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
A Reflection On Reading Comprehension

A Reflection On Reading Comprehension

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you will take the first of two culminating assessments for this unit. You’ll read new material and answer questions that reflect your reading comprehension.

Over the next two lessons, students will complete the culminating assessment for this unit.

In this lesson, students will read text and answer questions that reflect their reading comprehension. Some questions will ask students to select from a group of answers supplied. Other questions will ask students to construct their own answers and write them in the space provided.

Lesson Preparation

  • Review the Culminating Assessment Unit Overview, found in Teacher Support, prior to this lesson.
  • Read the lesson and student content.
  • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.
  • If you have students on an IEP or other accommodations, check to see whether they receive extended time or need an alternative test setting. Work with the professional supporting SWDs to make sure student needs are met.

Task 1: Introduction to Reading Assessment

OPENING

Task 1: Introduction to Reading Assessment

Today, you will read a passage and answer questions to show how much you know. Think about everything you’ve learned in the last three lessons in this unit.

Prior to answering the questions, be sure to read the instructions for each part of the assessment. After responding to all of the items in the assessment, review your work to make sure you have addressed the questions completely.

  • This lesson begins the individual part of the assessment unit.
  • Review the assessment and ensure that students have a clear understanding of what is expected and the time frame required.
  • Remind students to review their work for accuracy.

Opening

Opening Introduction to Reading Assessment

Today, you will read a passage and answer questions to show how much you know. Think about everything you’ve learned in the last three lessons in this unit.

Prior to answering the questions, be sure to read the instructions for each part of the assessment. After responding to all of the items in the assessment, review your work to make sure you have addressed the questions completely.

Task 2: Reading Assessment

WORK TIME

Task 2: Reading Assessment

  • Follow your teacher's instructions and start the assessment.
  • Tell students that they will have 45–55 minutes to complete the assessment (this will need to be adjusted according to the length of your class period). Put the start and end time on the board for students to see.
  • Direct students to start the reading portion of the culminating assessment.
  • Answer any questions that are not of a substantive nature.
  • Do a quick check-in to ensure that students understand what they need to do.
  • Alert students when half their time is up.
  • Remind students to check their work for accuracy.
  • If students finish before the time is up, direct them to other activities.

Work Time

Work Time Reading Assessment

  • Follow your teacher’s instructions and start the assessment.

Task 3: Reflection

CLOSING

Task 3: Reflection

Think about the assessment you just completed.

  • What was easy about the assessment?
  • What was challenging?

Share your ideas with the class.

  • Explain to students that they have completed the reading portion of their culminating assessment.
  • If time permits, give students the opportunity to discuss what was easy and what was challenging about the assessment. Use their comments to guide instruction during the next culminating assessment unit.
  • An alternative to this task is to have students go to More to Explore if they finish early.

Closing

Closing Reflection

Think about the assessment you just completed.

  • What was easy about the assessment?
  • What was challenging?

Share your ideas with the class.

Task 4: Article Review

HOMEWORK

Task 4: Article Review

In Lesson 5 , you will write an argument essay.

  • Review the articles you’ve read in this assessment unit in preparation for the argument essay you’ll write.
  • Encourage students to review the articles they’ve read in this assessment unit in preparation for writing their argument essays.
  • After class, evaluate each student’s reading assessment. For assistance on how to use the rubrics and score the assessments, refer to the Culminating Assessment Unit Overview.

Homework

Homework Article Review

In Lesson 5, you will write an argument essay.

  • Review the articles you’ve read in this assessment unit in preparation for the argument essay you’ll write.