A narrative about a little boy and a curious creature with accompanying comprehension task cards.
Nothing exciting ever happened to Sam. It seemed that he was destined to live a life of monotony – each normal, completely forgettable day following the next.
But then came Halloween.
This narrative text tells the tale of a young boy, Sam, who encounters a very curious creature while trick-or-treating with his friends.
Share the story as a class, or allow students to read the text independently. Then, have students complete a series of questions about the text presented on task cards. These can be done independently as a reading center activity or completed with a partner in a scoot or gallery style activity.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
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