This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet AND puzzles with 48 questions (with answer key) for The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter.
Questions consist of True and False, multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer/written response.
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A great story about the passing of a older woman who got jilted at the altar. 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).
As an added bonus, I have included 3 crossword puzzles and 3 word search puzzles (ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED) using key vocabulary from the story.
Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 22.214.171.124 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 126.96.36.199 - 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...
Additional Common Core Strands:
RL 1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL 3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story.
RL 5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
It will take about 60-95 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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