Intended for MS HS students studying "A Visit to Grandmother" by William Melvin Kelley
Modified/accommodated for low reading levels - suitable for students with LD in reading/writing, ID, AU, and other disability categories
Fist, we read the story orally or listen to a recording depending on the student ability levels and learning styles. As we read, we discuss the characters, feelings, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution. I find that students usually connect with this story, especially those who have strong family supports.
This resource contains two more pieces that go with my free "A Visit to Grandmother" Quiz. To assess students in an open ended format, use the Elements of the Story Quiz to check comprehension of setting, resolution and conflict. The role play activity is one that I frequently used in my observations successfully. Students must interact, think in the role of their character, and often show me empathy and understanding that I can use to assess their understanding of the characters/story line.