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This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 50 questions (with answer key) for Thanksgiving: A Personal History by Jennifer New. Worksheet is great for the Springboard student workbook that has the story Thanksgiving: A Personal History and ANY OTHER literature book that has the same story.
Questions consist of True and False, fill in the blank, multiple choice and short answer.
Note: I have other Springboard lessons as well, Funny in Farsi and An Indian Father's Plea, which can be found here:
If your text book is missing this story, you can find the full story here.
It will take about 50-70 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student).
This worksheet was made with cost effective photocopying in mind. The worksheet uses 2 sheets of paper. You can make front/back copies using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples.
For Springboard users: this does not replace the Springboard level 5 activities. This worksheet simply facilitates student independent reading of the story. Once the students are done reading the selection, then the teacher can continue with the Springboard activities. This worksheet helps students read through the story - continue reading below for further explanation.
Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 184.108.40.206 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 220.127.116.11 - Use background knowledge of subject and related context areas...
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...
Higher Level Common Core:
LA 18.104.22.168 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text...
LA 22.214.171.124 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another
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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