Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Author’s Purpose in Speech and Text

Part 1 of a mid-unit assessment relating to The Omnivore’s Dilemma includes listening to and analyzing a speech by Birke Baehr. Part 2 involves analyzing an excerpt from the text. The assessment ends with short response questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin by discussing the rubric requirements for the short response 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson seven of 15 in Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 1
  • Expects students complete the lessons in order
Pros
  • Offers tips for meeting learners' needs
  • Includes a rubric for scoring short response answers
Cons
  • None
Common Core