This 3-page download includes written response and discussion questions for Gary Soto's short story collection "Baseball in April."
With open-ended writing and discussion prompts--18 prompts covering all 11 short stories--this set of questions is ideal for in-class seminars, small group discussions, literature circles, quick writes, or providing a starting point for formal essays or in-class responses.
Designed for students in grades 5 through 8, these prompts require students to reflect upon the themes of Soto's universal tales and, in many cases, draw from personal experiences to further connections with their own lives. This download also includes related language arts standards for reading and writing.
See my other materials for Gary Soto's works.
Also look for my quiz packets for classics and contemporaries, such as Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Stephen King's On Writing, Kent Haruf's Plainsong, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, Kaye Gibbons's Ellen Foster, Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Melvin Burgess's Smack, S.E. Hinton's Rumblefish, and Paul Fleischman's Whirligig.
Check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, film study guides, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.