Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band is one of my favorite short stories. The text presents a wonderful opportunity for prediction and reading comprehension strategies due to the complexity of language and structure of the story.
Ever wished you could hand out homework and trust every student to DO THEIR OWN WORK without unsanctioned "collaboration"? Now you can.
I have created graphic organizers for which students will read the same story but answer different questions, learn the same vocabulary and be held accountable for their own work, and engage in higher level thinking about the work once they have finished reading it. In addition, my organizers are differentiated for low-level, and English language learners. The cool thing is they look exactly the same so your special needs learners don't have to worry about embarrassment over getting differentiated work.
This is a document containing teacher instructions, differentiated answer keys, homework organizers, and extra credit sections. The student work encompasses a wide variety of learning activities, including reading comprehension, impromptu writing, vocabulary acquisition and synthesis, and higher level thinking questions.