"The Lady or The Tiger" is an engaging, 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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