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If you find a short story with illustrations, look at the pictures first to try to guess what the story is about.
What are they doing in the illustration? What part of the story is illustrated? The illustrations will help you to understand the meaning of the story. Try this.
When you come across an illustration, write your own caption or description of the picture. It can be a sentence or one word. Write what you see in the image. When you look at the story, go back to your image description.
How do they relate? Do you like ghost stories? Science fiction? You can find short stories, old and new, on the subject that you want. Some short stories teach a lesson, like fables do. Other short stories use a lot of metaphors or symbolism. Are you learning about food? Find a short story with a lot of food vocabulary.
The list goes on. Choose the Right Reading Level First, some short stories are over 5, words long while others can be as short as Easier stories are good practice for vocabulary you already know. Choose a paragraph in the story that you want to read.
How many words can you identify? If you have all five fingers up before the end of the paragraph, try to find an easier text. What if you really want to read a story, but the level is too hard?
Try to read the story anyway. Bring the story to your English teacher. Think about the vocabulary and grammar. Start by looking over the text to get an idea of what the story is about.
Read the text. Try to remember some of the things you read about. Finally, review the text again to get the best understanding. If you find things are getting to be too difficult, walk away for about 15 minutes and come back and try again.
Choose to look up only those words that will help you understand what the paragraph is about. You can look this word up later to see if you guessed correctly. Ask Questions Discuss the story with your teacher and your classmates. Talk about the stories and share your own opinions about the language, culture and messages within the story. Do this later in the same day or the next day to let your reading really sink in.
Amy: Oh, my God. Curtis: No, this is a very, very bad thing to do. Amy: Okay. Curtis: Tailgating is following somebody too close.
So usually you have to leave a car length in between the car in front of you and your car. And I at that point … Amy: Had a very, very bad habit of driving way too close.
Curtis: Right. And in between—or I was in between the emergency ambulance vehicle in front of me and a police car behind me. Amy: Oh, it was a ghost car3. Curtis: It was a ghost car. Amy: Sneaky4. Curtis: Or an unmarked car. Amy: Right.
An unmarked car. Curtis: And right away, he turned on his lights that were on his dashboard and the front of his car and his siren. And he was mad. Amy: He was. Curtis: But I got lucky5 on that one too.
Amy: Yeah. Sometimes they let you off. They give you, what is it?