Teacher Guide for Faster Passage: "Sympathy" and "Caged Bird" Poetry

This Teacher Guide for Faster Passage: "Sympathy" and "Caged Bird" Poetry assessment also includes:

Prepare class members for formative assessments of student thinking in reading (FAST-R) with a resource that compares Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" and Maya Angelou's "Caged Bird." Readers respond to 10 multiple choice questions and an open response prompt.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If class members are new to the FAST-R type of formative assessments, use the resource as a model to introduce the protocols
  • Use with pairs as practice
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is a previously released 2007 exam
  • May also be used as practice for the AP Literature and Composition exam
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes a template for the assessment and an annotated answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core