This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 36 questions (with answer key), 3 crossword puzzles!! (with answer key) and 3 wordsearch puzzles!! (with answer key) for My Dungeon Shook by James Baldwin. All puzzles use key vocabulary words from the story. The text is high quality!
This pack is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. The 36 question worksheet is 2 pages long. You can make a combined front/back copy using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples.
I also included 3 different crossword puzzles and 3 different word search puzzles for you to use as a way to contain cheating.
You can make a class set of the 36 questions and have the students write their answers on their own sheet of paper (thus using only 30 sheets of paper).
It will take about 40-70 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student). 20-30 minutes each to complete each crossword and wordsearch (again depending on the student).
My Dungeon Shook is a letter written by James Baldwin to his nephew of the same name. Written 100 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Mr Baldwin comments on the harsh conditions many African American's experienced and were treated. This was his letter to his young nephew on how to handle such treatment. This is a great letter to use during black history month, or other African American studies. Since this is a "letter" and not a short story, this qualifies as a Common Core product
As a public high 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 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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