NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTION ACTIVITY SHEETS IN ENGLISH IINAME: ________________________________________ Year & Section: ___________________I. OBJECTIVES A. Read and comprehend narrative text B. React to the moral of the story C. Note explicit and implied details from the story readII. LESSON: Reading NarrativesIII. ACTIVITIES A. Read the story and answer the questions that follow. Nasreddin and the Smell of SoupOne day, a poor man, who had only one piece of bread to eat, was walking past arestaurant. There was a large pot of soup on the table. The poor man held his breadover the soup, so the steam from the soup went into the bread, and gave it a goodsmell. Then he ate the bread.The restaurant owner was very angry at this, and he asked the man for money, inexchange for the steam from the soup. The poor man had no money, so the restaurantowner took him to Nasreddin, who was a judge at that time. Nasreddin thought about the case for alittle while.Then he took some money from his pocket. He held the coins next to the restaurant owners ear, andshook them, so that they made a jingling noise."What was that?" asked the restaurant owner."That was payment for you," answered Nasreddin."What do you mean? That was just the sound of coins!" protested the restaurant owner."The sound of the coins is payment for the smell of the soup," answered Nasreddin. "Now go back toyour restaurant." 1. What food did the poor man have? 4. Why did the restaurant owner take the A. soup poor man to Nasreddin? B. bread A. Because Nasreddin was a judge. C. nothing B. So that Nasreddin could pay for the soup. 2. What kind of food did he see in the C. Because Nasreddin was the restaurant? mans relative. A. bread B. meat 5. What did Nasreddin do with the coins? C. soup A. He gave them to the restaurant owner. 3. Why did he hold the bread over the B. He made a noise with them. soup? C. He gave them to the poor man. A. So the steam from the soup would go into the bread. 6. What was the payment for the smell of B. So he could warm his hand. the soup? C. So the restaurant owner would A. the sound of money get angry. B. a few coins C. there was no payment
B. Letter to Nasreddin: Write a letter to the judge, Nasreddin, and express your view or opinion regarding his judgment. What do you think of his way of handling the case of the restaurant owner and the poor man? What did you learn from his story?C. Extend your learning!What do you think is the moral of the story? Research on the internet about sayings orquotations that you think are directly connected to the moral of the narrative. Write yoursayings or quotations inside the bookmarks. NAME & SIGNATURE OF PARENT
NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTION ACTIVITY SHEETS IN ENGLISH II NAME: ________________________________________YEAR & SECTION: _____________ I. OBJECTIVES A. Read and analyse the elements of a narrative using graphic organizers B. Extract details from the text read C. Respond to the worthwhile human values and experiences highlighted in the story II. LESSON: Analyzing Narratives III. ACTIVITIES A. Read the story carefully and the do the tasks that follow. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story During the time of Yeh-Shen retrieved the bones from the trash heap the Ch’in and Han and hid them in a safe place. Time passed and the dynasties, a cave spring festival was nearing. This was a time when chief named Wu the young people gathered in the village to meet one married two another and to find husbands and wives. Yen-Shen wives and each longed to go to the festival but her stepmother gave birth to baby wouldn’t allow it because she feared that someone girls. Before long would pick Yeh-Shen rather than her own daughter. Chief Wu and one wife died leaving The stepmother and the daughter left for the festivalone baby, Yeh-Shen, to be reared by her leaving Yeh-Shen behind. Yeh-Shen wantingstepmother. The stepmother didn’t like Yeh-Shen desperately to go asked the bones for clothes tofor she was more beautiful and kinder than her own wear to the festival. Suddenly she was wearing adaughter so she treated her poorly. beautiful gown of azure blue with a cloak of kingfisher feathers draped around her shoulders. OnYeh-Shen was given the worst jobs and the only her feet were beautiful slippers. They were wovenfriend she had was a beautiful fish with big golden of golden threads in a pattern of a scaled fish andeyes . Each day the fish came out of the water onto the soles were made of solid gold. When she walkedthe bank to be fed by Yeh-Shen. Now Yen-Shen she felt lighter than air. She was warned not to losehad little food for herself but she was willing to the slippers.share with the fish. Her stepmother hearing aboutthe fish disguised herself as Yen-Shen and enticed Yeh-Shen arrived at the festival and soon all werethe fish from the water. She stabbed it with a looking her way. The daughter and step-motherdagger, and cooked the fish for dinner. moved closer to her for they seemed to recognize this beautiful person. Seeing that she would beYeh-Shen was distraught when she learned of the found out, Yeh-Shen dashed out of the villagefish’s death. As she sat crying she heard a voice and leaving behind one of the golden slippers.looked up to see a wise old man wearing thecoarsest of clothes and with hair hanging down over When she arrived home she was dressed again inhis shoulders. He told her that the bones of the fish her rags. She spoke again to the bones, but theywere filled with a powerful spirit, and that when she were now silent. Saddened she put the one goldenwas in serious need she was to kneel before the slipper in her bedstraw. After a time a merchantbones and tell them of her heart’s desires. She was found the lost slipper, and seeing the value in thewarned not to waste their gifts. golden slipper sold it to a merchant who gave it to the king of the island kingdom of T’o Han.
Now the king wanted to find the owner of this tiny struck by her beauty and he noticed she had thebeautiful slipper. He sent his people to search the tiniest feet.kingdom but no ones foot would fit in the tinygolden slipper. He had the slipper placed on display The king and his men returned home with her wherein a pavilion on the side of the road where the she produced the other slipper. As she slipped onslipper had been found with an announcement that the two slippers her rags turned into the beautifulthe shoe was to be returned to the owner. gown and cloak she had worn to the festival. The king realized that she was the one for him. TheyThe king’s men waited out of site. All the women married and lived happily ever after. However, thecame to try on the shoe. One dark night Yeh-Shen stepmother and daughter were never allowed to visitslipped quietly across the pavilion, took the tiny Yeh-Shen and were forced to continue to live ingolden slipper and turned to leave, but the king’s their cave until the day they were crushed to deathmen rushed out and arrested her. She was taken to in a shower of flying stones.the king who was furious for he couldn’t believethat any one in rags could possibly own a golden By: Aai Ling Louieslipper. As he looked closer at her face he was TASK 1: COMIC STRIPS: Retell the story in a different format. This time use the comic frames to sketch or draw incidents in the tale. Make sure that actions or scenarios in your drawings are aligned with the chronological events in the story.
TASK 2: Story Element Web: Fill out the graphic organizer below by answering the questions in eachframe.
NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTION ACTIVITY SHEETS IN ENGLISH III. OBJECTIVES A. Read and comprehend the story B. Identify the author’s purpose C. Infer meaning beyond what is literally statedII. LESSON: Making Inferences through NarrativesIII. ACTIVITIES:A. This story is about a man who lived long ago. Read the story and then answer the questions thatfollow. Feeding His Clothes Heather Forest The sultan held a sumptuous feast at the palace. MullaNasrudin watched as finely dressed guests arrived at the palace gate. He fingered his tattered rags and compared them with the elegant silks and satins on the people who entered the festivities. His stomach growled with hunger. He thought about the fine food served at the banquet.Led by his stomach, he walked up to the gate and presented himself to the guards. Since, by custom,hospitality demanded that he not be turned away, the guards allowed him into the feast. The guards,however, ushered him discreetly to a seat at the very end of the banquet table.Delicious food arrived on great trays carried by well-groomed servants. By the time the trays arrived atthe end of the table where Mulla sat, they were empty.Mulla sadly left his unused plate and wandered out the palace gate. He went to the home of a richfriend and explained what had just happened. Mulla asked, “May I borrow a fine suit of clothes?” Thefriend gave Mulla rich clothes and an expensive turban to top his elegant attire.Mulla returned to the palace and presented himself at the gate. When the guards saw him so welldressed, they did not recognize him. Thinking he was a visiting prince, the guards bowed low beforehim. Respectfully, the guards escorted him inside and seated him at the head of the table.More trays of food arrived, and servants piled delicacies on Mulla’s plate. Before long, everyone wasstaring at Mulla. He had rubbed curry into his sleeve. He had poured wine on his turban. He hadsmashed roasted eggplant all over his cloak. Finally, the guest seated next to him was moved toawkwardly inquire, “Pray tell, but why have you rubbed messy food into your fine attire?”“A thousand pardons,” said Mulla, “if my clothes now look the worst. But it was these clothes thatbrought me all this food. It is only fair that they be fed first. 1. In the story, a sultan is most likely a D. He thinks his clothes are not ﬁ a. guard. ne enough to wear to a feast. b. guest. c. king. 3. What is the most likely reasonMulla is d. servant. seated at the end of the table? A. The customs are unfamiliar to 2. In the ﬁrst paragraph, why is him. MullaNasrudin reluctant to enter the B. The sultan sits at the head of the palace? table. A. He is unfamiliar with the customs C. The banquet has already started. of the banquet. D. The guards disapprove of his B. He fears he has arrived too late clothes. for the feast. C. He does not know any of the 4. In paragraph 6, the word delicacies is guests at the banquet. used to suggest A. how hungry Mulla felt.
B. how the food smelled. B. Clothes are often borrowed from C. the treatment Mulla received. friends. D. the special quality of the food. C. Strangers usually sit at the end of a table.5. Why does Mulla rub food on his D. People are always allowed into a clothes? feast. A. He feels the sultan is ignoring him. 7. What is the main purpose of B. He thinks he is being fed the story? because of his clothes. a. to make a point about human C. He wants to show that his plate behavior needs to be reﬁlled. b. to persuade the reader to learn D. He is grateful to his friend for more about a tradition lending him the clothes. c. to provide historical information d. to instruct the reader on how to6. According to the story, which statement prepare for a banquet describes a cultural custom? A. Sultans sometimes eat last at a feast.B. STORY GRAMMAR: Complete the story grammar below by extracting the elements of thestory read.