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Short Story Unit Plan, 4 Weeks of Dynamic Lessons on Classic Short Stories, CCSS
Looking for a low-prep short story unit that will thrill your high school and advanced middle school students? This four-week short story unit is an excellent way to launch the year, setting the stage for deeper study of novels and plays. I’ve used it successfully with eighth graders and both regula

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"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson Unit with Hunger Games Comparison
"The Lottery" Short Story Literature GuideThis package of documents features numerous materials for teaching Shirley Jackson's 1948 short story "The Lottery." Includes an introduction activity (using real stones), guided reading questions (for recall/comprehension, analysis, applying, critical think

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Plot Chart Diagram Arc - Pixar Short Films Study (w/ Answer Keys)
Plot Charts are a necessary story analysis skill, so we've made them so much fun. Your learners will be begging for more (seriously, read the feedback) as they watch Pixar Short Films and analyze the plot.TEXTS: 10 Pixar Short Films (films not included)PLOT PACKET: 10 Pixar Plot Arcs w/ Answer KeyPO

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Science Fiction Bundle, Sci Fi Short Stories & Movie Analysis, Sci Fi Fun, CCSS
Take a trip to another dimension as you introduce your students to the delights and horrors of modern science fiction. Using the works of writers such as Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Isaac Asimov, this two (or three, depending on pacing) week mini-unit will entertain and challenge your advan

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The Veldt, Ray Bradbury Short Story Worksheets and Multimedia, Sci Fi, CCSS
If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.”Ray Bradbury’s chilling futuristic short story, “The Veldt,” gives us a glimpse of a world where children love their devices more than their families. Sound familiar? This compelling 90-minute lesson wil

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SHORT STORY AND NOVEL ASSIGNMENTS (DIGITAL) FOR GOOGLE DRIVE: Gone are the days of boring book reports and reading responses! This multi-faceted paperless resource provides fun ready-to-use assignments that will work for any novel or short story that your students are reading. The best part is that

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Literary Analysis with Sticky Notes: Activities, Writing, and PowerPoint
Increase student engagement and understanding in your next literary analysis unit with interactive and hands-on close reading organizers and scaffolded writing responses. Students will enjoy using sticky notes in class as they analyze complex short stories and novels. This sticky note literary ana

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Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell, Classic Short Story Literary Analysis CCSS
Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full-text 9-page story (public domain), an 8-question student handout (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a si

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Discovering Theme Learning Stations
These learning stations are designed to take students through the process that is necessary to understand theme in fiction. In the works they read, there is rarely a clearly stated "moral at the end of the story". Instead, there are steps that must be followed so students can discover the author's

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Harrison Bergeron, Literary Analysis + Video Lesson, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., CCSS
Use this compelling two-day (or possibly three-day, depending on your pacing) lesson on Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s chilling futuristic short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” as a stand-alone lesson, as part of any short story unit, or as a supplement to any larger dystopian novel study, such as Brave New World,

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Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl, Literary Analysis & Real-World Writing Task
Use the dark humor of Roald Dahl’s well-known short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter," to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes links to the full text of the story, detailed instructions, a 9-question deep-thinking handout (with detailed answer key, of

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Gift of the Magi, O. Henry, Short Story Literary Analysis + Writing Task, CCSS
Use the short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by American writer O. Henry, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for creative writing. This two-day lesson plan includes a beautifully illustrated copy of the story, a

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THE LOTTERY BY SHIRLEY JACKSON: Explore the role that traditions play in our lives with Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery. This story is always a hit with my students! This lesson includes a 45 slide presentation that guides you through the entire lesson, analysis questions, an answer key

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SHORT STORY UNIT: This short story unit is perfect for any late middle or high school English classroom. The stories have been used in my class with great success, and the students especially love the surprising endings in each story! The product includes eye-catching presentations, discussions, v


"Thank You Ma'am" Langston Hughes story, literary analysis & writing task CCSS
Use this classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes detailed instructions, a six-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that s

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Psychotic Short Stories -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl. The unit could be great for Halloween, but you could teach it any time of the year. It contains everything you need to have yo

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The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant, Classic Short Story Literary Analysis, CCSS
Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a full-text copy of this public domain story, an 8-question student handout (with detailed answer key, of course), an interactive Prezi lectur

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Short Story Teaching Unit: A Unit For ALL Short Stories
Short Stories: This common core aligned unit includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about short stories. This lesson works with all short stories.There are two different files in the zipped download.- An engaging and editable, 20 slide PowerPoint- A PDF document w

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Short Story Unit: 3+ Weeks of Literary Devices & 8 Classic Stories!
Need an engaging, student-driven way to teach short stories and/or literary terms? Use this unit as a high-accountability way to scaffold students into tougher literature!In this unit, small groups of students are assigned to one short story (so you can differentiate to students by difficulty level)

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Narrative Writing Unit: Grades 7-12
This unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing a narrative piece. These resources will work for personal narratives or fictional short stories, because the skills needed for both forms are the same.The first few days are structured, whole

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The Scarlet Ibis, James Hurst, Short Story Literary Analysis + Writing CCSS
Use the heartbreaking story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a pre-writing organizing task that will get your stude

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Edgar Allan Poe- A CSI Activity! Was he MURDERED??
Edgar Allan Poe- A CSI Activity!***************************************************BUNDLE WITH THE Edgar Allan Poe SUPER PACK and SAVE BIG!******************************************************************************The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death is investigated with this exciting CSI activ

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TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe: Interactive Flip Book
Nothing grabs students' attention quite like Poe’s creepy classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This detailed unit can be used with Interactive Notebooks, Interactive File Folders, or as a stand-alone flip book.This Tell-Tale Heart resources contains everything you need to teach this spooky story, includi

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Thank You M'am by Langston Hughes: Conflict, Characterization, Inferences
Thank You M'am Lesson Focused on Conflict, Characterization & InferencesThis week long lesson on the short story "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes is focused on the skills of conflict, characterization and making inferences. Terms covered include: internal conflict, external conflict, protagon

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