Flying Lessons & Other Stories: "How to Transform an Everyday..." Workbook

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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9 pages
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Workbook for "How to Transform an Everyday, Ordinary Hoop Court

Into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium" by Matt de la Pena

from short story anthology: Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh.

> No-prep. All you need is the story.
> Purchase this resource for $1 LESS: Flying Lessons: "How to Transform..." Workbook

Cover page & self-reflection question related to one theme in the story: parent-child relations.
Pgs. 1-4: Reading comprehension questions & vocab activities

Pgs. 5-6: Character graphic organizers

Pg. 7: Story review form

Pg. 8: Key


> 3 pre-reading questions

> 33 reading comprehension questions

> 2 post-reading 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.
> All character graphic organizers are specific to the story. Not generic.

> Story review form and plotline graphic organizer a re-usables. Can be used with any book, story, or epic poem. Career-long resources.

<>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 inquiries encourage independent thinking. Roughly 8th grade level.

Purchase this resource for $1 LESS: Flying Lessons: "How to Transform..." Workbook

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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