This lesson unit contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 36 questions (with answer key) for the short story Being Prey by Val Plumwood. Questions consist of True and False, multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer.
This short story is an autobiography of sorts that tells the story of the narrator, while on an adventure in a swampy marsh to find ancient art, gets attacked by a animal. This causes the narrator to believe that HE is "prey". Does he survive? Does he escape? Does he give up? Great story of adventure that students in middle school and high school will enjoy!
It will take about 50-65 minutes for the students to complete the 36 question worksheet (depending on the student).
Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 184.108.40.206 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 220.127.116.11 - 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...
If your literature book does not have this story, you can download it here:
This 36 question worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. Copy the 2 page worksheet to one page front/back. No staples!
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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