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The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton: Pre-Reading, Quiz, Mentor Sentence

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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This file includes activities and mentor sentences for the short story "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton. These activities will provide an anticipatory set, assess comprehension, lead into two possible writing activities, and study grammar in context.

Included in this short story packet for "The Lady or the Tiger":

→ A complete lesson plan to walk the teacher through the process.
→ The anticipatory questions along with an article to help students connect the story to their lives.
→ A reading quiz - five questions. The quiz has 5 multiple questions (each one has three possible answers) focusing on comprehension.
→ A mentor sentence activity. This covers ten sentences from the story for students to identify as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex sentences. The activity is scaffolded: students will identify phrases, then subordinating conjunctions/ relative pronouns, and then the type of sentence.
→ Ten vocabulary wordsin context and a vocabulary quiz.
→ A list of literary devices and their examples from the story.

Answer keys are included for all activities. With the exception of the graphic organizer, all pages are in editable and non-editable format.

Suggestions for teaching "The Lady or the Tiger" are outlined in a 2-page lesson plan. This takes me a full two days to teach.

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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