This Engine-Uity Reading Center (we call it a Porta-Center) explores "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchins. It contains:
(1) a Worksheet (Knowledge and Comprehension levels of Bloom's Taxonomy),
(2) an Answer Key for the Worksheet,
(3) 8 uniquely shaped task cards (2 each from the Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation levels of Bloom's Taxonomy), (4) a comprehensive Teachers Guide,
(5) and a colorful folder cover to help you put together and implement the center.
As the name implies, this is a PORTABLE center: one that is ideal for individualized reading or in reading groups. If the student can read "The Doorbell Rang" independently, she can do the center. First she reads the entire story. Second, she takes the reading test (aka the Worksheet) to show that she has understood what she has read. If she answers most of these questions correctly, the student chooses one of the task cards and does a project that goes deeper into and farther beyond the story than do traditional study guides. Finally, the student shares what she has discovered by means of the oral, visual, written, kinesthetic, or technological product that the task specifies.
SUGGESTION: When you print the task cards use heavy, colored paper. You may also want to laminate the cards or cover them with clear Con-Tact.