Mars One Close Read - Assessment

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Objective

SWBAT demonstrate their comprehension of the text as they complete the assessment on the article "Reality Series From Lionsgate TV & Roy Bank To Chronicle Mission To Colonize Mars" by Nellie Andreeva.

Big Idea

In this lesson, we will assess student comprehension of the Mars One project article we have been studying during this unit.

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Assessment

60 minutes

We have dug deep the last few days into the texts on the Mars One Project.  The article we have focused on is "Reality Series From Lionsgate TV & Roy Bank To Chronicle Mission To Colonize Mars" by Nellie Andreeva.  Now the kids get the opportunity to show what they have discovered.  In this assessment which is included in the resources, I have tried to address the CCSS we have been working with in this unit.   I will allow the students to use the article to find their answers.  The new end of level testing in Utah requires students to find evidence from the text to support their answers.  I am hoping that practicing this with our assessments will make students more comfortable with this form of testing.  

Andreeva, N. (March 12, 2014). Reality Series From Lionsgate TV & Roy Bank To Chronicle Mission To Colonize Mars. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from: http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/mars-colony-reality-series-mars-one-lionsgate-television/