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

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RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1
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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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On  March 19, 2014,  Buyer said:
Another great product. It gives my students exposure to a story that really enjoyed and allowed them to practice inference skills. Thank you again.
On  March 19, 2014Presto Plans answered:
I love this story as well. So glad your class enjoyed it :)
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On  February 27, 2014,  Kristen A. said:
I thought there would be a little more to the story.. was slightly disappointed but still a good resource.
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So sorry to hear this. I would love any specific suggestions for improvement. Feel free to email me at prestoplans@gmail.com
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On  February 18, 2014,  Lacey L. said:
I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but it should fit perfectly into our test prep - a fun way to review inferences.
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I was going to use this for Valentines this year but snow got in the way. I am now just going to add it to my emergency sub plans. Thank you
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We got a snow day on Valentine's day as well! Hopefully you can save it for next year :)
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On  January 30, 2014,  Lori J. said:
Love Love Love it - can't wait to use it in Feb.
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Thanks! I love teaching this story. Hope your students like it :)
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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
Valentine's Day Short Story: The Chaser by John Collier {C