Classic Short Stories- Set 2 (Stories with Information Seeds) - Downloadable Product (#499984DL)
Ages 12 and up
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Text "seeds" have been added to nine classic short stories to facilitate comprehension of vocabulary, phrases, and factual information that may be unfamiliar to students. Seeded text helps students read COMPLETE, unabridged classic short stories that are commonly used within the classroom curriculum.
Stories included in this set:
- The Bet by Anton Chekov
- The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving
- The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
- The Interlopers by Saki
- Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf
- The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
- The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Here are a few reasons why seeded text benefits students:
- Students have difficulty understanding the vocabulary, phrasing, and factual references contained within works that were published many years ago. By adding information seeds to the text, the students have a tool that they can use independently.
- Seeded text is a differentiated approach that can be used within the general education curriculum or in special education programs.
- Research in school programs is providing evidence that seeded text improves vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension
- Seeding provides an explanation for what is unfamiliar without interrupting the reading process. The reader does not have to leave the text to search for a dictionary or to ask for help.
The works in this set include three types of information seeds:
- Vocabulary words are in bold and the meaning is in (parentheses) - His body vibrated from the weight and force of his imprecations (swearing) and he could string
oaths (swears) with the
facility (ease) of a maiden who strings beads.
- Factual references are shown in bold italics and the meaning is in (parentheses) - They're going to Richmond (Virginia: could be around the time of the three-day Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863- two years before the end of the war), or some place, while we fight all the Johnnies (soldiers of The South).
- Challenging phrases or sentences are underlined and their meaning appears in [brackets] - Presently (Now), men were running hither and thither [in different directions] in all ways ...The youth sat up and gave vent to [made] an enormous yawn.
Pages from all of the stories may be printed out by a single teacher or specialist for use with his or her students. This product is also available in a CD format (see link below)
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