Friday, March 27, 2020

ELA FSA-Type Questions Grade 9; "from Love's Vocabulary" Article by Diane Ackerman


                                                                 Content-Frame Graphic Organizer to compare 4 different sources. I used it for my 4th and 5th grade students.                                                                                        

This school year I started a new adventure, I have transitioned as an instructional coach from elementary to high school. Quite an adventure! At the begining, I was truly nervous trying to learn my way around the ELA department. I was so used to have all my resources and materials at the tip of my fingers to meet the needs of my students and teachers. So I started looking and looking for them...just to find out that there were minimal resources published, as I was used to, in my elementary world. 

First challenge; lack of scaffolding materials for struggling readers. And, oh boy! was I needing them?!

So this blog is to share the instructional resources and experiences that I have adapted from my 10 years of very succesfull coaching practice. Don't get me wrong, I still have alot to learn...but as life goes on, these resources have made my life so much easier! Hope they make yours easy too. 
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So here is the first goodie that I am going to share with you today!  If you will like the answer key, please shoot me an email and I will be happy to assist you!
FSA-Type questions to target  RI 1.1, RI 1.2, RI 2.4

Grade 9-ELA 
By Jazmin Gonzalez-Jimenez
from Love’s Vocabulary from A Natural History of Love” by Diane Ackerman

Read the selection from the essay “Love’s Vocabulary” by Diane Ackerman. 

1.    Read Lines 2-4 excerpt from “Love’s Vocabulary”.

"Hate stalks the streets with dripping fangs, fear flies down narrow alleyways on leather wings, and jealousy spins sticky webs across the sky.”

What is being compared in Lines 2–4?  

A.     Negative feelings to nightmare “beasts” that Ackerman describes.
B.      Negative feelings that one can have when in love.
C.      Negative aspects of animals and beasts from nature.
D.     Negative aspect of scary animals from nature.
       
    
2.       This question has two parts. First, answer Part A. Then, answer Part B.

Part A: What is the central idea Ackerman presents at the very beginning of the Passage? Select the best answer.

A.     Love is difficult.
B.      Love is easy to understand.
C.      Love is necessary.
D.     Love is intangible.

Part B: How does she support this idea? Select all that apply.   
  

ð       She uses contradictory adjectives to describe love’s moods.
ð       She shows love as an army.
ð       She calls love a “dream state”.
ð       She shows love is not easily defined.
ð       She calls love lazy and confusing.




3.      This question has two parts. First, answer Part A. Then, answer Part B.
Read the excerpt from “Love’s Vocabulary”. Then, answer then questions.

Part A What is the tone of paragraph 2 on page 167? Select all the words that apply.
ð       Interesting
ð       Difficult
ð       Challenging
ð       Romantic
ð       Expansive


     Part B: Fill in the bubble before the sentence from this paragraph that most clearly contributes to                     this tone.

A. It is wholesome violence. B. Common as childbirth, love seems rare nonetheless, always catches one by surprise, and cannot be taught. C. Each child rediscovers it, each couple redefines it, each reinvents it. D. People search for love as if it were a city lost beneath the desert dunes, where pleasure is the law, the streets are lined with brocade cushions, and the sun never sets.




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ELA FSA-Type Questions Grade 9; "from Love's Vocabulary" Article by Diane Ackerman

                                                                 Content-Frame Graphic Organizer to compare 4 different sources. I us...