The Tigers Heart Short Story Activity Packet
This is a packet of worksheets and other lesson resources designed to be used with the heart-warming short story, The Tigers Heart by Jim Kjelgaard. I planned materials to be in line with Common Core and provide evidence-based assessment and fun and engaging activities for students. This bundle includes
1. The text of the story, The Tigers Heart by Jim Kjelgaard.
2. A reading comprehension activity for this short story. This contains comprehension questions related to events, passages, and quotes from the short story. An answer sheet is included.
3. Two word attack activity called, "Word Detective," where students act as vocabulary sleuths to try and determine the meaning of new words through context. First they will use contextual clues to guess the part of speech and the meaning of new words based on how they are used in actual passages from the story. Then they will use a thesaurus or dictionary to check comprehension and find synonyms for each word. These two activities contain 24 key vocabulary words from the story. An answer sheet is included.
4) An Elements of a Short Story Graphic Organizer and Worksheet. This is a 2 page graphic organizer that will help your students learn about and plot the important elements of any short story. It is also a great companion activity to use when watching a movie. It also has colorful borders and graphics that make it an appealing instructional aide.