"Black Cat Luck" is an original story written by teacher and children's writer, Sherri Stockdale. The reading level for this story is 3rd to 4th grade. "Black Cat Luck" is a tale about Lucky, a black cat who is shunned by the other cats in her neighborhood. When a jack-o-lantern fire starts at the library on Halloween night, she gets a chance to prove that she isn't unlucky. With some quick thinking, bravery and the help of a local skunk, Lucky tries to save the library and change her reputation.
"Black Cat Luck" has "stop and jot" comprehension question boxes throughout the body of the story. Unlike comprehension questions at the end of a story, which simply test comprehension, stop and jot boxes actually aid student comprehension by guiding them to stop, think, ponder and predict before reading. This is a great activity for small groups to work on together while you are working with another group.
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