"Fine?" a short story by Margaret Peterson Haddix
This short story can be found both online (CLICK HERE)
or Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Collections 6 textbook.
This is a fantastic short story to have students read. Especially when dealing with topics of fear, suspense, mortality, etc. This lesson helps engage readers and assists with comprehension as they read this story. These activities make for worthwhile classroom conversation, build excitement about reading, and truly assists all students comprehension (lowest to highest). A wonderful form of differentiation as you try to reach ALL students. There are three activities that comprise this lesson.
• Word Splash & Round Robin Prediction Activity: Assists in the understanding of story terms and making story predictions.
• Drawing for Comprehension: Activity to be completed as students read the story. Leads into a summary writing activity.
• Story Strips: Pass out strips to students. Each strip contains something about the story. Students each get a strip and do a sharing activity that leads into a prediction writing activity.
Enjoy this lesson! I look forward to your reviews and feedback.