This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 44 questions (answer key included) for The Thrill of the Grass by W.P. Kinsella. Free sample includes 9 of the 44 questions with answer key.
This packet also includes a crossword puzzle (with answer key) and wordsearch (with answer key). Key words and vocabulary from the short story are used for these puzzles.
This worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. The 44 question worksheets are two pages that can be combined to a front/back copy using only 1 sheet of paper. No staples. Also, the puzzles are on two separate pages that can be combined to a front/back copy as well.
The questions should take about 40-65 minutes to complete (depending on the student), and the puzzles should take about 30-50 minutes to complete (again 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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