A zip file which contains 2 separate worksheets.
For a free copy of the short story, see the following link: http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/ChildrensAuthors/Stories/JoyCowley.asp
(This link was active as of April 2014!!)
Worksheet 1. Getting to Know The McGoodys!
A series of ranked questions for close reading. Great for differentiation.
Worksheet 2. The McGoodys Are in the News!
A great language focused task. Students become journalists to break the news that the McGoodys are no longer the world's most perfect family! As teacher preparation for this task it is a good idea to have some coloured paper cut into strips (one for each student) and some examples of newspaper articles.