Juniors and seniors are already set in their ways concerning their reading habits. The idea that a required reading or a summer reading assignment might be the last book that the student ever reads in his or her schooling experience weighs heavy on most teachers.
The Common Core provides students the opportunity to closely evaluate how the text is structured and what the author intended through diction choices and literary elements as well as study the themes, conflicts, language and literary elements of a piece of literary fiction. Perhaps with this more rigorous study, students will appreciate literature and continue to read as a lifelong learner.
This packet contains an assessment question for each of the 11th and 12th grade English Language Arts Common Core Literacy Standards. Available in MS Word, the license allows purchasers to differentiate, adapt and edit the standards-based questions to their students’ needs. Please do not post on blogs or web pages.