This document is part of a series of independent short story projects I do with my 8th grade ELA students. It includes:
Pre-reading questions pertaining to the title, colloquialisms, and background on the author.
Close reading questions side-by-side with the text to aid in reading comprehension, making inferences, predicting, and finding evidence to help support claims.
Post-reading questions about characterization, plot, theme, setting, mood, tone, irony, symbolism, and double entendre.