This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 26 questions (with answer key) for The Electrical Wizard by John Dos Passos. This is a biographical sketch of Thomas A. Edison as told by the author John Passos. A great way to introduce Edison to your students!
Questions consist of True and False, fill in the blank and short answer.
It will take about 40-60 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student).
If you don't have this story in your literature book, you can find it here:
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.
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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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