Great Value! This reading lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 25 questions (with answer key) for the short story A Day's Wait by Ernest Hemingway. Questions consist of True and False, multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer. Answer key include!
"About what time do you think I'm going to die?" Powerful words spoken by a sick young boy... This is a great story about a sick boy who is preparing himself to die. How does the boy and his father react about this situation? Does the boy get better? Find out more as you read this story with your class.
It will take about 40-55 minutes for the students to complete the 25 question worksheet (depending on the student).
This 25 question worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. One page photocopying. No staples.
If your text book does not have this story, you can download it here: (just scroll down to page 468)
Fully aligned to Common Core and Florida Standards.
LA 5,6,7,126.96.36.199 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 5,6,7,188.8.131.52 - Use background knowledge of subject and related context areas...
LAFS.6-8.RI.1.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its...
LAFS. 6-8.RI.1.3...Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals...
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... THEY DON'T FOCUS!
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 however you can imagine.
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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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