Mid-Unit Assessment: Evaluating a Novel Versus a Script

How are novels and scripts alike and different? As part of the mid-unit assessment, scholars complete a Venn diagram to compare two types of writing: a novel and a script. Next, they respond to short-answer questions, evaluating passages from the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan and a readers theater script based on the same text. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review the Universal Declaration of Human Rights prior to the assessment 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson four from the consecutive 12-part Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 3 series
  • Make student notes and anchor charts from previous lessons available for the mid-unit assessment 
  • Offers strategies for meeting learners' needs
  • Includes sample responses for teacher reference
  • None