Stories for reading comprehension

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A packet full of old-fashioned short stories could be a review activity for a reading comprehension lesson. Learners read 14 stories before answering multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank sentences, and vocabulary exercises.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use one story at a time in reading assessments, warm-up activities, or homework assignments
  • Have readers write their own questions about the short stories, including questions about theme and elements of a story
  • Encourage individuals to discuss each story with a partner or in groups before answering the questions in a class activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Many of the stories contain words and phrases that are specific to British vocabulary (lorry, neighbours, mummy
  • One of the stories references a character as the fat woman, which might offend some learners
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Pros
  • Stories are humorous and engaging
  • Each activity would work well in a homework packet as a stand-alone assignment
  • Comes with answer keys for each activity
Cons
  • None
Common Core