This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 27 questions (with answer key) for the short story My Father Goes to Court by Carlos Bulosan. Questions consist of True and False, multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer. Great middle school story!
It will take about 45-60 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student).
This is a great story about a rich neighbor and a poor neighbor living side by side and how one sues the other. How do they interact with each other? What is the lawsuit about? Who wins and who loses? A great ending too that your students will love!
Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text..
LA 7.1.Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.
LA 8.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
LAFS.8.RI.1.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its...
LAFS. 8.RI.1.3...Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals...
If you do not have this story in your book, you may download it here.
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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