Stories of people helping animals are all over the internet, and sharing them with your students is an excellent way to encourage kindness both in and out of the classroom. Because children naturally feel compassion for animals, sharing rescue stories is a great way to engage and motivate different types of learners and to encourage them to take action to help end animal suffering.
TeachKind’s Rescue Stories reading comprehension worksheets tell a different animal’s transformation tale each month, featuring key vocabulary words and questions to encourage literal, inferential, and evaluative thinking. November’s story centers around Jake, a handsome turkey from North Carolina.
Have your students read his story for a quick warm-up or closing activity, or use other TeachKind resources to expand this activity into an entire lesson. You can use this worksheet to address the following Common Core English language arts standards:
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.