Handout is for the vignette "Bums in the attic". Students fill in the blanks with the Present tense and answer five reading comprehension questions.
This vignette is great for making connections to global challenges such as homelessness. Students break into small groups and attend the library to research the topic and then turn key their findings to their classmates the next day.
I also have a ppt that is about the homeless children in Colombia. Please feel free to view the ppt:
Common Core Standards:
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Recognize familiar words and phrases understand the main idea and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized unfamiliar spoken or written words in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.
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