Workbook for “First Words” by Varsha Bajaj.
A short story from
Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home
Pgs. 1-3 Questions & vocabulary
Pg. 3 Venn character graphic organizer
Pg. 4 Plotline graphic organizer
Pg. 5 Story review form
Pg. 6 Key
> 31 reading comprehension questions
> Three types of questions:
- Short Response (complete sentences not required)
- Written Response (complete sentences required)
> Some questions are 'no wrong answer' style - to encourage independent thinking and creative engagement.
> Story review form AND plotline graphic organizer are
(can be reused with no changes for stories, books, film, and epic poetry).
> Character graphic organizer is specific to the story, not generic.
> Themes: finding one's identity, self-reflection, self-acceptance
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<>Resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified resources for special education or below-level learners. Workbook questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7-8th grade level. The extended response/essay activity is roughly 8-9th grade.
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