This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 36 questions (with answer key), crossword puzzle (with answer key) and wordsearch (with answer key) for The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe.
Free preview includes 5 of the 36 questions with KEY.
You may already know this, but this is not an easy story for most lower level students to read. This worksheet is really necessary for these students as it helps them read along with the story and answer the questions.
The 36 question worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. This is a two page worksheet that can be combined to a front/back copy using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples. Also, the puzzles can be combined to front/back copying using only 1 sheet of paper.
The 36 question worksheet takes about 40-90 minutes to complete; the crossword and wordsearch takes about 40-70 minutes to complete (all depending on the student).
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.
FREE COMPLETE SAMPLE WITH KEY PROVIDED FOR "THE MAN TO SEND RAIN CLOUDS". Just search my other downloads for the free full lesson. If you like the full free sample, you will love this one!
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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