This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 29 questions (with answer key), crossword puzzle (with answer key) and wordsearch puzzle (with answer key) for There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury. All puzzles use key vocabulary words from the story.
The 29 question worksheet takes about 40-80 minutes to complete (depending on the student); The puzzles take about 30 minutes each. Suggestion: For the crossword puzzle, have the students write the word next to the definition at the bottom. This helps with retention. It works!
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 magnificant. 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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