It Happened to Me

Example--Part 1

  • First read Part 1. Click on the words in red to read a definition. In this example, click on articles, published, true stories, and strange.

The It Happened to Me stories come from small articles that were published in The Detroit News, a newspaper from Detroit, Michigan, in the early 1980's. The newspaper asked its readers to send in true stories of 250 words or less about something that happened to them. The stories could be funny, strange, or exciting. I took the stories and rewrote them a little, and made an easy one and a harder one. The harder one has more difficult vocabulary. I hope you enjoy reading them and doing the exercises.

  • Next, do the comprehension exercises to see if you understand the story. Click on the circle next to the answer to see if you are right.

Comprehension Questions

Who wrote the original It Happened to Me stories?
1. Newspaper reporters
2. Readers
3. The teacher

Did the teacher copy the stories exactly the same as they were in the newspaper?
1. Yes
2. No

Did the teacher make an easy story and a hard one?
1. Yes.
2. No.

  • Next, click on the link to Part 2.
Link to Part Two