"Garden of Abdul Gasazi" by Chris Van Allsburg is a great read-aloud book! In this activity, students from grades 3 to 5 practice their listening skills and apply their understanding of the story to Common Core comprehension questions. Included are multiple-choice, short answer and some extended-response items.
I also include a complete lesson plan to help you guide your students through this wonderful story. Of course, there is also an answer key to make scoring easier for you!
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Usually, I read and enjoy the book with my class, either projecting it or gathering my little people close together. We discuss as we go and students love to dwell on the mystery at the end. So fun!
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~ Betsy Weigle