Grapes of Wrath

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To demonstrate their ability to comprehend complex text, individuals analyze the details, syntax, and diction John Steinbeck uses in a passage from The Grapes of Wrath to reveal the develop and evolution of Mae's character.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a pre-assessment to aid in designing targeted learning opportunities, or as a post assessment to evaluate an individual's reading comprehension skills
  • Include in a unit that uses The Grapes of Wrath as a core text
  • Use the module to model how to complete such an assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a series of six modules designed to assess reading comprehension of complex text
  • The assessment is based on the Common Core State Standards for grade 9 

  • The Word document may be edited to customize instruction
  • Packet includes background information for instructors, a step-by-step plan, and templates for the reading passage, the writing prompt, and pre-writing worksheets

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