Great Value! This reading lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 47 questions (with answer key) for the short story The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry. Questions consist of True and False, multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer.
This is a great story about 2 kidnappers from the late 1800's who took a young boy for ransom. Why did they do it? Will they get way with it? Will they get caught? Will the boy be returned safely? Funny and scary at the same time, this is a great short story for kids to read in the classroom!
Check out the free 8 question preview with answer key!
Fully aligned to Common Core and Florida Standards.
LA 18.104.22.168 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 22.214.171.124 - 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...
It will take about 50-70 minutes for the students to complete the 50 question worksheet (depending on the student).
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This 47 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.
As a public 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... THEY DONT FOCUS!
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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