The Coat

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The moral of the story: listen to your parents! A concise reading passage introduces learners to Tom and the consequences of his choice to go out without a coat.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a health lesson to investigate the story's claim that being in cold weather without a warm jacket can make you sick
  • Attach to a reading packet for homework
  • Allow learners to guess whom Tom is speaking to based on the evidence from the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Passage does not include any dialogue tags, which may be confusing to struggling readers who have a hard time reading context clues
  • Contains phrases that may require explanation for English learners (e.g. out of doors, put to bed)
Pros

  • Provides space for longer answers
  • Includes a sentence with a semicolon, as well as compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences
Cons

  • None
Common Core