No-prep workbook for “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers.
A short story from
Flying Lessons & Other Stories.
Pgs. 1-4: Reading comprehension questions, vocab activities, post-reading questions
Pg. 5: Story mountain plotline graphic organizer
Pg. 6: Character graphic organizer
Pg. 8: Key
Pg. 9: THREE Additional Activities Suggestions:
1. Two discussion topics and their relevance & role in the story (Myers' writing style,
and ableism respectively). Both can be used pre- or post-reading.
2. Pre- or mid-reading suggestion.
3. Extension activity.
> 2 pre-reading questions
> 36 reading comprehension questions
> 4 post-reading questions
- Short Response (complete sentences not required)
- Complete Response (complete sentences required)
> "Complete Response" questions are great for discussion as they're often
reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking and interpretation.
> 5Ws character graphic organizer is customized to the story. Not generic.
> Story review form can be used for any book, story, or epic poem. A career-long resource.
<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order. Reflective & no wrong answer style inquiries encourage independent thinking. Roughly 7-8th grade level.
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