Reading Comprehension Quiz: Friendship
Readers can use these quiz questions to self-check their comprehension of a passage from Joseph Addison’s "Friendship." Links to resources that aid their understanding of the passage are provided, as is an answer key.
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A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as various strategies with a focus on English language learners. After the information section, you will find a breakdown of 12 reading strategies. Each strategy is placed in a chart and marked according to when to use it and written about in-depth with a description, goals, and methods for teaching the strategy.
Close Reading in the Classroom
Close reading is key to the analysis and interpretation of literature. A close reading of the title and the epigraph of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” offers readers an opportunity to examine how even single words or names can contribute to the development of a motif or theme. To begin the examination, individuals respond to several questions that ask them to consider Prufrock’s name. After sharing their responses, groups use the provided questions and focus on the poem’s epigraph. The resource contains everything you need to promote close reading and deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Exploring Poetry and Poets
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography of a chosen poet. As a culminating activity, they each present their poet's life and works as they attempt to answer the guiding question, “How can a poet’s life affect her or his art?”
Rewards of Reading
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Heart of Darkness: List Group Label Strategy
Heart of Darkness can challenge even the best readers. Here's a pre-reading strategy that will engage class members and provide background and context for Conrad's study of racism, savagery and imperialism. Class members brainstorm, list, sort, and group vocabulary they associate with "Africans." Readers revise the posted charts as they progress through the text and expand their knowledge and understanding.
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Reading Comprehension Quiz: Defense and Happiness of Married Life
Reinforce good reading habits with a comprehension quiz based on a selection from Joseph Addison’s Defense and Happiness of Married Life. Readers are encourage to access provided links to reference resources to aid in their understanding of the vocabulary and allusions made in the passage. Witlings beware of this defense of wedlock!
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Project Gutenberg Household Superstitions
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A Passage to India Quiz
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Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of comprehension-building activities, including writing poetry based on their reflections, comparing different people groups through a graph, and creating a class mural.