This file includes a school-related story about a student looking for a locker partner as well as a fill in the blank reading activity. In the story, the student describes herself in order to find a new locker partner. Use it as reading practice or a reading assessment.
To promote oral speaking practice, I like to partner students up and give them only one sheet to work on together. This gets them talking and actually saying the vocabulary words instead of just reading them. Tip: Partner weak students with strong students. Practice makes perfect!