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Life in Cuba

These comprehension assessments accompany the Life in Cuba Reflection. They gauge prior knowledge about the topic, document understanding during and after reading, and provide in-depth prompts for students to respond to the Reflection.


Previewing the Reflection:

A series of open-ended pre-reading questions designed to engage students, assess prior knowledge, and expose any pre-conceived ideas about the topics explored in the Reflection. Previewing the Reflection questions are intended to be non-threatening and accessible to a range of students.  Students are encouraged to answer honestly, and to discuss their answers with classmates.

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Reflection: Life in Cuba by Jorge Garcia

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba in Jorge's Reflection which explores his travels filled with family and fun. He discusses American perceptions of Cuba and contrasts these views with his own personal experiences and feelings.

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Understanding the Reflection:

This resource is to be used during and after students read the Reflection.  Included in it are a series of reading comprehension questions designed to check for student understanding of the Reflection.  These questions formats include multiple-choice, constructed response, or other effective questioning strategies.

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Reviewing the Reflection:

This resource is to be used after students read the Reflection.  It includes a series of post-reading questions designed to encourage student analysis and assess changes in students' perception and understanding of the issues addressed in the unit through some deliberately repeated questions from the "Previewing the Reflection" activity.

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Responding to the Reflection:

This resource should be used after the students have read the Reflection. Students are presented with a list of questions intended to illicit a more personal response about the Reflection. 

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