This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 76 questions (with answer key) for the short story A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett. Questions consist of True and False, fill in the blank, multiple choice and short answer.
NOTE: This worksheet goes with the FULL VERSION of the story - not the middle school or abridged version. The lesson for the middle school abridged version can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Middle-School-A-White-Heron-by-Sarah-Orne-Jewett-Guided-Reading-Worksheet-2533678
If your literature book does not have this story, you can download it here:
It will take about 60-80 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student).
This short story is about a young girl - age 8 - who comes across a strange man who expresses great interest in hunting for "a white heron". Written in the late 1880's, this is a great read for middle and high school students.
This 76 question worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. Use 1 sheet of paper for front/back copying. NO STAPLES!
Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 188.8.131.52 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 184.108.40.206 - Use background knowledge of subject and related context areas...
LAFS.8.RI.1.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its...
LAFS. 8.RI.1.3...Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals...
Higher Level Common Core:
LA 220.127.116.11 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text
says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text...
LA 18.104.22.168 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development
over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another
As a public high 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.
FREE COMPLETE SAMPLE WITH KEY PROVIDED FOR "THE MAN TO SEND RAIN CLOUDS". Just search my other downloads for the free full lesson. If you like the full free sample, you will love this one!
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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