Reading Work Sample Project

Due: Tuesday, April 9th


Your job is to pick a piece of text that is of interest to you. It could be a poem, a short story, a magazine article, or an educational essay. You will take that text and turn it into a reading work sample complete with 6 questions. The reading work sample will be created on the website You and a partner will create an account that you both have access to. (SHARE YOUR PASSWORD) I highly recommend that you do NOT use your Facebook login. Once you are done you will visit the link below to "turn in" the link to your project.


1) Text must be between 1000-2000 words unless you choose a poem. If you choose a poem, come check it with me before you begin. Text must be high school level vocabulary and challenging to the reader.

2) In a separate text box from your text, create 6 questions that relate to your text. You need to have 2 questions from each of the 3 question types. See this website for clarification: Question Type/Stems

3) On a separate sheet of paper you must submit an answer key for your work sample. This answer key must be easy to read and professional. Please include the names of all group members.

4) Do not plagiarize You may copy and paste your text sample BUT cite where you got the sample from.

For help with how to properly cite your source visit the Purdue Owl Website.


Author, (last name, first initial). (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from


Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from

Turn in your completed project below:

Links to Student Reading Work Samples


1) Using any link below, choose 2 reading work samples to read.

2) Write the title of one of the articles you chose on your own notebook paper

3) While reading, 2-column note the article or story beneath the title. Two column noting is when you make a t-chart on your paper and one side is titled "Facts from the Article" and one side is titled "Questions and Responses".

4) Once you finish reading, answer the questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES below your two-column notes.

5) Write the title of the next article.

6) Repeat steps 3 and 4.

7) When finished turn in your notebook paper to the box.