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The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst: Quiz, Mentor Sentences, and Activities

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7th - 11th, Homeschool
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This file includes multiple activities and a complete lesson plan for the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst. These activities will provide an anticipatory set, assess comprehension, practice identifying parts of a sentence, and encourage analytical thinking.

Included in this short story packet for "The Scarlet Ibis":

→ The anticipatory writing activity. Students will recall a time they felt emotions similar to what the narrator does in "The Scarlet Ibis."

→ A short-answer reading quiz. The quiz has 5 questions focusing on comprehension. Use it alone as an after-reading quiz or include it in a larger test.

→ A multiple-choice reading quiz. The quiz has five multiple choice questions (with three possible answers).

→ A vocabulary activity. Students will use context clues to define seven words from the story.

→ A vocabulary quiz. This covers seven vocabulary words from the story in a matching format.

→ Interactive notebook pieces. The pieces have unique visuals and cover theme, setting, conflict, and symbols. (They are pictured in the thumbnail.)

→ Mentor sentences. I pulled ten sentences from the short story for students to identify subjects and verbs and then direct objects or predicate words.

→ A complete lesson plan that walks you through the process for teaching "The Scarlet Ibis."

I have taught "The Scarlet Ibis" dozens of times. Because of that, I have developed multiple teaching materials for it. I rarely use every activity included in this product for one class; please choose what best works for individual students and classes.

With the exception of the interactive notebook pieces, this download contains both editable and non-editable files.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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