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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Reading Comprehension Guide

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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Reading Comprehension Guide

This is a reading comprehension activity guide and answer key for Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret. This guide contains 20 pages of activities (43 total pages including the answer key, assessments, and scoring rubrics).

In 1948, twelve-year-old Peg Kehret starts to notice some twitching in her leg during her school choir class, so when she gets home, she and her parents go to see a doctor. It turns out that she is diagnosed with three types of polio. She spends the next several months in a hospital fighting for her life. Peg has new roommates, including Tommy, a younger boy in an iron lung. During her stay at the hospital, she becomes friends with several other girls with polio: Renee, Shirley, Alice, and Dorothy. Together, they endure hardships and celebrate accomplishments as they attempt to live normal lives in the hospital while fighting polio.

This is one of the most comprehensive reading packets you will find directly related to this book. Included are comprehension questions for each chapter with an emphasis on reading strategies such as visualizing, summarizing, predicting, making connections, and many more. Also included is a list of key vocabulary words broken down by chapter. Grading rubrics are included for assessing your students� understanding of the key reading strategies, end of the novel extension activities, and for the comprehension guide itself.

The Reading Common Core Standards that are met are as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Reading Comprehension Guide
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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Reading Comprehension Guide
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Reading Comprehension Guide