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  1. 1. 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? A. So the steam from the soup A. soup would go into the bread. B. bread B. So he could warm his hand. C. nothing C. So the restaurant owner would get angry. 2. What kind of food did he see in the restaurant? 4. Why did the restaurant owner take the A. bread poor man to Nasreddin? B. meat A. Because Nasreddin was a judge. C. soup B. So that Nasreddin could pay for the soup. 3. Why did he hold the bread over the C. Because Nasreddin was the soup? mans relative.
  2. 2. 6. What was the payment for the smell of 5. What did Nasreddin do with the coins? the soup? A. He gave them to the restaurant A. the sound of money owner. B. a few coins B. He made a noise with them. C. there was no payment C. He gave them to the poor man. 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.
  3. 3. NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTION ACTIVITY SHEETS IN ENGLISH II NAME & SIGNATURE OF PARENT 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 coarsest of clothes and with hair hanging down over the Ch’in and Han his shoulders. He told her that the bones of the fish dynasties, a cave were filled with a powerful spirit, and that when she chief named Wu was in serious need she was to kneel before the married two bones and tell them of her heart’s desires. She was wives and each warned not to waste their gifts. gave birth to baby girls. Before long Yeh-Shen retrieved the bones from the trash heap Chief Wu and one and hid them in a safe place. Time passed and the wife died leaving spring festival was nearing. This was a time whenone baby, Yeh-Shen, to be reared by her the young people gathered in the village to meet onestepmother. The stepmother didn’t like Yeh-Shen another and to find husbands and wives. Yen-Shenfor she was more beautiful and kinder than her own longed to go to the festival but her stepmotherdaughter so she treated her poorly. wouldn’t allow it because she feared that someone would pick Yeh-Shen rather than her own daughter.Yeh-Shen was given the worst jobs and the onlyfriend she had was a beautiful fish with big golden The stepmother and the daughter left for the festivaleyes . Each day the fish came out of the water onto leaving Yeh-Shen behind. Yeh-Shen wantingthe bank to be fed by Yeh-Shen. Now Yen-Shen desperately to go asked the bones for clothes tohad little food for herself but she was willing to wear to the festival. Suddenly she was wearing ashare with the fish. Her stepmother hearing about beautiful gown of azure blue with a cloak ofthe fish disguised herself as Yen-Shen and enticed kingfisher feathers draped around her shoulders. Onthe fish from the water. She stabbed it with a her feet were beautiful slippers. They were wovendagger, and cooked the fish for dinner. of golden threads in a pattern of a scaled fish and the soles were made of solid gold. When she walkedYeh-Shen was distraught when she learned of the she felt lighter than air. She was warned not to losefish’s death. As she sat crying she heard a voice and the slippers.looked up to see a wise old man wearing the
  4. 4. Yeh-Shen arrived at the festival and soon all were The king’s men waited out of site. All the womenlooking her way. The daughter and step-mother came to try on the shoe. One dark night Yeh-Shenmoved closer to her for they seemed to recognize slipped quietly across the pavilion, took the tinythis beautiful person. Seeing that she would be golden slipper and turned to leave, but the king’sfound out, Yeh-Shen dashed out of the village men rushed out and arrested her. She was taken toleaving behind one of the golden slippers. the king who was furious for he couldn’t believe that any one in rags could possibly own a goldenWhen she arrived home she was dressed again in slipper. As he looked closer at her face he washer rags. She spoke again to the bones, but they struck by her beauty and he noticed she had thewere now silent. Saddened she put the one golden tiniest feet.slipper in her bedstraw. After a time a merchantfound the lost slipper, and seeing the value in the The king and his men returned home with her wheregolden slipper sold it to a merchant who gave it to she produced the other slipper. As she slipped onthe king of the island kingdom of T’o Han. the two slippers her rags turned into the beautiful gown and cloak she had worn to the festival. TheNow the king wanted to find the owner of this tiny king realized that she was the one for him. Theybeautiful slipper. He sent his people to search the married and lived happily ever after. However, thekingdom but no ones foot would fit in the tiny stepmother and daughter were never allowed to visitgolden slipper. He had the slipper placed on display Yeh-Shen and were forced to continue to live inin a pavilion on the side of the road where the their cave until the day they were crushed to deathslipper had been found with an announcement that in a shower of flying stones.the shoe was to be returned to the owner. By: Aai Ling Louie
  5. 5. TASK 1: COMIC STRIPS: Retell the story in a different format. This time use the comic frames tosketch or draw incidents in the tale. Make sure that actions or scenarios in your drawings are alignedwith the chronological events in the story.
  6. 6. TASK 2: Story Element Web: Fill out the graphic organizer below by answering the questions in eachframe. INTERVENTION ACTIVITY SHEETS IN ENGLISH II NAME & SIGNATURE OF PARENT
  7. 7. I. 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. Mulla Nasrudin 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 3. What is the most likely reason Mulla a. guard. is seated at the end of the table? b. guest. A. The customs are unfamiliar to c. king. him. d. servant. B. The sultan sits at the head of the table. 2. In the first paragraph, why is Mulla C. The banquet has already started. Nasrudin reluctant to enter the palace? D. The guards disapprove of his A. He is unfamiliar with the customs clothes. of the banquet. B. He fears he has arrived too late 4. In paragraph 6, the word delicacies is for the feast. used to suggest C. He does not know any of the A. how hungry Mulla felt. guests at the banquet. B. how the food smelled. D. He thinks his clothes are not fi C. the treatment Mulla received. ne enough to wear to a feast. D. the special quality of the food.
  8. 8. 5. Why does Mulla rub food on his C. Strangers usually sit at the end clothes? of a table. A. He feels the sultan is ignoring D. People are always allowed into a him. feast. B. He thinks he is being fed because of his clothes. 7. What is the main purpose of C. He wants to show that his plate the story? needs to be refilled. a. to make a point about human D. He is grateful to his friend for behavior lending him the clothes. b. to persuade the reader to learn more about a tradition6. According to the story, which statement c. to provide historical information describes a cultural custom? d. to instruct the reader on how to A. Sultans sometimes eat last at a prepare for a banquet feast.B. STORY GRAMMAR: Complete the story grammar below by extracting the elements of thestory read. B. Clothes are often borrowed from friends. NAME & SIGNATURE OF PARENT