Multiple Choice Mish-Mash


Designing multiple choices questions requires as acute understanding of the standard tested, how to create meaningful distractors, and how to design questions that aren’t rote memorization or find and search questions.

In designing questions that are aligned to TCAP, I use the tests provided by the state as a starting place for designing meaningful questions and distractors. Take a look at resources for the 7th Grade ELA TCAP here.


A Christmas Carol Context Building

With the upsurge of Common Core implementation, we are continuing to focus on context building around fiction and non-fiction texts. A Christmas Carol is an excellent text for building context because students are able to focus on both Dickens’ life and the Industrial Revolution.

A Christmas Carol Photo

See my lessons on context building before reading the play for more ideas.