This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 37 questions (answer keys included) for A Celebration of Grandfathers by Rudolfo A. Anaya. Also, included are 2 different word search puzzles and 2 different crossword puzzles with answer keys for each.
Questions consist of True and False, fill in the blank and short answer.
In this story, key vocabulary words from the story are used in the puzzles. Since this story has several Spanish words, I used some Spanish words in creating these puzzles. These puzzles enhance student comprehension of lesson related vocabulary. Here is how I use the word search. When students find the correct word, I have them write the definition next to the word at the bottom of the list. Works great!
It will take about 50-80 minutes for the students to complete the guided reading worksheet (depending on the student), and approximately 30 minutes for students to complete the puzzles.
If you don't have this story in your literature book, you can find it here:
This worksheet was made with cost effective photocopying in mind. The worksheet uses 2 sheets of paper. You can make front/back copies using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples.
The puzzles can be copied front/back as well to save on paper.
As a public school English teacher, the biggest challenge I have is getting students to read in class or at home. Put a book or short story in front of them, they'll look at it for a few seconds and start day dreaming...
Until I stumbled upon something magnificent. Teenagers like accomplishment. These worksheets ask questions while the reader reads. Every couple of sentences, there's another question in true or false, fill in the blank, define, multiple choice formats. As the student reads, boom, another question. They answer it and continue reading. Before you know it, they have finished reading the story and completed all questions for further lessons/discussions.
These worksheets are great for daily lessons, test/quiz grades, extra credit, homework, group work (in pairs of two), substitute teacher lessons, emergency lesson plans, great for ESOL or however you can imagine.
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This lesson is meant to help students focus on the reading while answering simple questions to keep them on track and focused. (check out my feedback for outstanding results).
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