Valentine's Day Short Story: The Chaser by John Collier {Common Core}

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The short story The Chaser by John Collier is a perfect lesson for middle and high school around Valentine's Day, but it could be used at any time in the year! The story is about a young man named Alan who is desperate to make a woman named Diana fall in love with him. So desperate, in fact, that he is willing to use a love potion!

Not only is this a story students love, it is also useful in teaching inferential thinking, as the reader must make inferences to understand the plot.

Included with this purchase are the following

- A teacher instructions page explaining lesson procedure

- Full-text of the story ready for printing

- Teacher's copy of the story with prompting questions to ask during reading

- A 6 slide powerpoint presentation that guides the lesson with discussion points and question/discussion prompts

- An inference worksheet (with answer key) that gets students thinking about the process of using background knowledge to make inferences

- Abby and Andrew's Advice Column Assignment which allows the student to give advice to the main character from a male and female perspective

This has always been a favorite story for my students!

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Common Core Aligned Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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Keywords: Inferring, Inferencing, Valentine's Day
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Valentine's Day Short Story: The Chaser by John Collier {C
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Valentine's Day Short Story: The Chaser by John Collier {C
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