Rubric/Standards Met

Ms. McKenzie
Directed Reading Activity
English I
Student Name_______________________________________ Date______________________
Common Core 9th Grade Standards Addressed
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says, especially as
well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters,
and advance the plot or develop theme.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and
connotative meanings: analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and
Evaluation Criteria
Eliciting Prior Knowledge
0 5 10 A. Student elicits at least two of the three categories of knowledge (personal
experience, prior knowledge, and text knowledge) with clear reflection and/or
Discussion Questions
5 10
B. Student explores questions in depth through different interpretations and
examinations of inferences made by the reader.
5 10
C. Student explicitly examines key quotes to support analysis of the text.
5 10
D. Student finds key quote(s) related to the central idea. Quote(s) will be used to
guide student interpretations.
5 10
E. Student supports his/her explanations with relevant information from the text.
Total Points (50 possible)