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Entire Short Story Unit Bundle

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This 66-page document contains all of the lesson directions, worksheets, writing assignments, notes, homework, vocabulary, assessments, and everything else you may need to complete a 3 week unit (on 77 minute blocks) on Short Stories. Taught and re-taught to my 9th graders for 8 semesters, this unit has been refined to contain the best activities and lessons for learning to read for literary elements and techniques in the 5 stories, "The Lady or the Tiger?," "The Most Dangerous Game," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Lottery," and "The Veldt" (from the novel, Illustrated Man). The document includes: lesson/unit directions by day (a total of 14 days) that includes: tips and suggestions for making note-taking interesting; student study guide for note-taking that includes sentence writing prompts; a teacher guide for focusing lectures; worksheets for vocabulary and deriving theme; 3 writing assignments that include story writing with a rubric for "The Lady or the Tiger?," paragraph analysis writing for "The Veldt," and a literary essay with a rubric and writing worksheets for the end of the unit; group games with m&ms for note-taking; a review game; and unit quizzes and unit test. The value of this product is in the complete description of each worksheet, assignment, and guide, as well as directions on how to implement them in your own class. The activity, while it contains games and activities, is very scholarly in its study of reading, writing, and listening for literary elements and techniques. The unit would most definitely fit grades 7-9, but could be used for lower level 10th or 11th grade classes. Please understand that the real success of this product comes from the teacher who buys this product. No one can sell the art of teaching, but you will find it easy to explore your style through this unit. In addition, please note that the stories are not sold in this product as they are under copyright and would be illegal to sell here. Thank you for your interest!!
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On  August 20, 2011,  Christine B. said:
I LOVED that this packed also included a day by day unit plan!!! Many units on tpt that I have seen in the past do not do this, and it often leaves me wondering how to best organize the materials. Thank You!
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On  January 29, 2013,  JILL T. asked:
Would you say that your focus of your unit is on short story writing?
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On  January 30, 2013Kimberly's Ideas answered:
In terms of creative writing, no. There is a creative writing project in the unit that has students writing the end to "The Lady or the Tiger?" The focus of the unit is mainly on analyzing literature, as well as a secondary focus on writing analysis of literature. I hope this helps!
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On  January 24, 2013,  Buyer asked:
sorry.. i ended up finding some.. but if you could still send me the stories that would be great. jmoran.blaney@gmail.com
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On  January 25, 2013Kimberly's Ideas answered:
I sent you the stories and an additional activity. Let me know if you need anything else. ~Kim
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On  October 8, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi Kimberly,

I just purchased your unit, however I am not sure if it may be to advanced for my class. I may have to do some adjusting/ take some stuff out. But, I was just wondering if you could email me the short stories as well?

Thanks
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On  October 15, 2012Kimberly's Ideas answered:
I can send you everything I have. What's your email address?
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On  October 8, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi Kimberly,

I just purchased your unit, however I am not sure if it may be to advanced for my class. I may have to do some adjusting/ take some stuff out. But, I was just wondering if you could email me the short stories as well?

Thanks
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On  April 6, 2012,  Gennifer M. asked:
Hi Kimberly
I'm interested in your Entire Short Story Unit Bundle - are the texts included?
Thanks!
Gen
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On  April 16, 2012Kimberly's Ideas answered:
Gen,

I was worried about including the stories for copyright reasons, but I can email you the digital copies of those stories that I use with my students. Email me at kortiz@bathcsd.org and I'll send them to you.

Thanks,
Kim Ortiz
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Entire Short Story Unit Bundle
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