Highly engaging! You have been accused of .... Pick Door 1 or Door 2. "The Lady or The Tiger" is a high interest resource. The story by Frank Stockton is one that students enjoy. The lessons in this resource bring the story to life. To begin, students are accused of a silly or petty crime. As a consequence, students pick either Door 1 or Door 2. Behind the door is a terrible fate or a great reward. Later, students compare the criminal justice system in the story with the justice system in the US. To add dimension to the lesson, I have woven in a mini-lesson on compound/ complex sentences, which is optional. The grammar mini-lesson is tied to the story. The 32 slides or pages are printable and include Common Core aligned reading, writing, language, and social studies activities for Grades 6-9. An extensive preview of the product is available. Included is a retelling of Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger."
Other items included are the following:
*Identification of CCS reading, writing, and language standards
*Author's notes to explain each slide
*You've been accused of ..... slides; choose Door 1 or Door 2
*Retelling of "The Lady or the Tiger"
*Prediction Writing Activity
*Fun motivating activity slides that enhance the story as well as compound/complex sentence structure lessons
*Informational text on US courts
*Constructed response prompt comparing the short story with non-fictional text and US courts with arena style court system in the story
*Brainstorming exercise and graphic organizer
*Transitional words slides
*Constructed response rubric
*Teaching compound/complex sentence slides
*Guided practice slides with compound/complex sentences
*Activities with compound / complex sentences
This is a great collaborative unit for language arts and social studies teachers.
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The Lady or the Tiger: Reading, Writing, Language, and SS Activities
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