This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 39 questions (answer key included), a crossword puzzle (answer key included) and 2 different word search puzzles for Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.. Questions consist of True and False, fill in the blank and short answer.
The puzzles use key vocabulary and terms from the short story. (Answer keys included).
It will take about 50-90 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student).
If you don't have this story in your literature book, you can find it here:
This worksheet was made with cost effective photocopying in mind. You can copy both pages on 1 sheet of paper - No staples.
As a public school English teacher, the biggest challenge I have is getting students to read in class or at home. Put a book or short story in front of them, they'll look at it for a few seconds and start day dreaming...
Until I stumbled upon something magnificent. Teenagers like accomplishment. These worksheets ask questions while the reader reads. Every couple of sentences, there's another question in true or false, fill in the blank, define, multiple choice formats. As the student reads, boom, another question. They answer it and continue reading. Before you know it, they have finished reading the story and completed all questions for further lessons/discussions.
These worksheets are great for daily lessons, test/quiz grades, extra credit, homework, group work (in pairs of two), substitute teacher lessons, emergency lesson plans, great for ESOL or open book quizzes, or however you can imagine.
FREE COMPLETE SAMPLE WITH KEY PROVIDED FOR "THE MAN TO SEND RAIN CLOUDS". Just search my other downloads for the free full lesson. If you like the full free sample, you will love this one!
This lesson is meant to help students focus on the reading while answering simple questions to keep them on track and focused. (check out my feedback for outstanding results).
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