This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 47 questions (with answer key), crossword puzzle (with answer key) and wordsearch puzzle (with answer key) for The Homecoming Stranger by Bei Dao as translated by Bonnie S. McDougall and Chen Maiping. All puzzles use key vocabulary words from the story. Great value!
This is a translated short story about a young Chinese girl named Lanlan and how she tried all of her life to forget her father and all of the pain he cause her and her family. They were lied to and she had to grow up emotionless. After being by themselves for twenty years, the father comes back and all of the emotions and memories that she had tried to forget all of a sudden had to be faced with. Great story to read with your class!
This worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. This is a two page worksheet that can be combined to a front/back copy using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples. You can also copy both puzzles front to back as well.
The 47 question worksheet takes about 40-70 minutes to complete; the crossword and wordsearch takes about 25 minutes each to complete (all depending on the student).
CHECK OUT THE FREE 9 QUESTION SAMPLE WITH ANSWER KEY.
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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