This bundle uses the short story version of The Circuit (available widely online, and also included in the bundle.) This is a great story for ESL students, providing them with an example of someone who had to travel a lot, overcome many obstacles, and still was able to succeed.
Description of the three lesson plans:
1. Making predictions before reading the story, using a QTEL strategy called Novel Ideas Only.
2. The reading of the story using a double entry journal, paired reading, and other QTEL strategies
3. Summarizing the story and predicting what happened to the main character years later.
New: Also included is a vocabulary jigsaw game to review words from the story. The teacher would have to teach these words prior to using this review game. Words in the game include:
Each lesson has a checkbox for the teacher to circle which standards they are using in the lesson. While they list ESL standards and were used in a classroom with ESL students, these lessons are appropriate for students of all abilities. They were designed for use in a diverse classroom with students who ranged from speaking no English, to being fluent native speakers.