These worksheets are perfect if you want to enhance your students open responses! My students have had much success using the RACE strategy (Restate, Answer, Cite Evidence, and Explain) in their writing after reading the Reading Street selection of the week. I have witnessed students who could barely write a sentence, complete full paragraphs at the end of the year!!
This bundle includes worksheets for Unit 3 short stories:
*The Fabulous Perpetual Motion Machine
*The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
*Special Effects in Film and Television
Be sure you model the strategy before use. In Reading Street, the story is split into two days, therefore you will see 1-3 question for each day. I have my students complete the questions after we have read the story in small group and have engaged in discussion.
The questions are aligned with the Common Core standards. I hope you enjoy this resource with your students and see your students writing skills improve as the year goes on!