This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 45 questions (answer key included) for The Jigsaw Puzzle by Judith Bauer Stamper. Questions consist of True and False, fill in the blank, multiple choice and short answer. This lesson pack also comes with 2 crossword puzzles and 2 word searches (answer key included). Puzzles use key vocabulary from the story to enhance learning.
This is a great story about a single woman who finds a boxed jigsaw puzzle in a 2nd hand store. After dusting it off, she takes it home and is horrified of the events that unfold as she completes the puzzle. Great spooky drama! PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN!
Check out the FREE 10 question PREVIEW with answer key.
Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 188.8.131.52 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 184.108.40.206 - 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...
It will take about 40-70 minutes for the students to complete this worksheet (depending on the student).
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This worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind that can be combined to a front/back copy using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples.
As a public 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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