Black Enough: Workbook for "The Trouble with Drowning“ by Dhonielle Clayton

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Workbook for "The Trouble with Drowning“ by Dhonielle Clayton.

A short story from Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America.

> No-prep. All you need is the story.

Pgs. 1-5: Reading comprehension questions & vocab activities

Pgs. 6-7: Character graphic organizers

Pg. 8: Story elements graphic organizer

Pg. 9: Story review form

Pg. 10: Discussion questions and ideas

Pg. 11: Notes for the teacher

Pgs. 12-13: Key


> 60 reading comprehension questions

> Three types of questions:

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Complete Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False

> The "Complete Response" questions are great for discussion as they're often reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking and interpretation.

> Full page of detailed discussion questions for the teacher.
> 5Ws character graphic organizers are specific to the story. Not generic.

> Story review form is a reusable. Can be used for any book, story, or epic poem. A career-long resource.

Themes: mental health, suicide, grief responses

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<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order. Reflective & no wrong answer style questions encourage independent thought and discussion. Roughly 7-8th grade level.

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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