Students read an excerpt from John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech. Afterwards, learners will be responsible for responding to questions whereupon they must attempt to decipher meaning utilizing textual evidence. This activity may be used to support instruction pertaining to drafting constructed responses.
Students practice their ability to understand terms within context. Students will read an excerpt from Hamlet and attempt to identify terms.
This activity provides students practice with clearly and effectively introducing a topic along with practice writing their opinion and stating it clearly in a way the reader understands.
Students read a passage from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and rewrite the passage changing it from first person to third person narration.
Students read an informational passage and attempt to identify the purpose of the speech as well as the effect created through repetition. This activity may be used to help review the steps to answer constructed response style questions or as a means to teach it.
Students read an account from the Civil War and compare the accounts of the meetings between General Lee and Grant. Students must support their responses by using textual evidence. This resource may be used in conjunction with instruction pertaining to constructed response writing.
Students analyze parts of the previous iterations of the United States Constitution. Students will respond by using textual evidence. This activity may be used in conjunction with constructed response writing.
Students read a literature-based passage and respond by utilizing skills to correctly analyze the presented character. This activity may be used to review or introduce constructed response style questions.
Students read a poem and draft a response focusing on author's point of view. This activity may be used as a means to review constructed response writing or as a means to help teach the correct methods.
Students read an excerpt from the play Julius Caesar and attempt to express the idea behind the character's speech and provide evidence to support their response. This resource may be used in conjunction with instruction regarding constructed response writing.
Students read an excerpt from The Pit and the Pendulum and respond by attempting to prove how the author creates tension within the excerpt. Students must support their responses using evidence. This resource may be used in conjunction with constructed response writing.