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Short Story Unit Plan, FOUR WEEKS of Dynamic Lessons on Classic Short Stories
Looking for a short story unit that will thrill your tweens and teens? Take those beloved classic short stories and ramp them up with this MASSIVE bundle that includes FOUR WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for advanced middle school students and high school freshmen/sophomores. This shor
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"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson Unit with Hunger Games Comparison
"The Lottery" Short Story Literature Guide This 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 thi
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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 Ke
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Science Fiction Unit, 2 Weeks of Sci Fi Short Story & Movie Analysis, Sci Fi Fun
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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DIGITAL PAPERLESS ASSIGNMENTS FOR ANY READING - GOOGLE DRIVE OR GOOGLE CLASSROOM
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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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 w
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Most Dangerous Game short story lit. analysis worksheets & tasks, Connell, 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 9-page story with attractive illustrations, an 8-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion
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Harrison Bergeron, Worksheets and Multimedia for Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Short Story
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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In our premiere episode, we explain the process of creating an entire unit from a short story. Later, we explain how your class can touch the text before you read it.
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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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Short Story ANTHOLOGY Unit: 110 Stories w/ Annotation Organizer/Keyword Strategy
SHORT STORIES - 1,000+ PAGES: ANTHOLOGY and RESOURCES ✅ NEW - More stories and Flesch-Kincaid Readability Grade-Levels for each story. ➡All stories are Digital Ready. Students can highlight/annotate the text on a computer. These short stories are powerful, accessible, and engaging vehicles for te
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Lamb to the Slaughter short story, Dahl, lit. analysis & real-world writing task
Use the black 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, o
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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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Gift of the Magi, O. Henry’s short story of love & irony, two-day lesson, 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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SHORT STORY UNIT PLAN
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
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"Thank You Ma'am" Langston Hughes story, literary analysis & writing task CCSS
Use the 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 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows
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"Devil and Tom Walker," Washington Irving short story, CCSS, Deals with Devil
Make Washington Irving's story relevant to your high school students by linking the early 19th century tale to pop culture influences from the world today. In "The Devil and Tom Walker," Irving tells the story of a man who makes a deal with the devil. This theme always hooks an audience, whether it'
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The Necklace, two-day plan, dynamic approach to de Maupassant’s short story
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 the full story with attractive illustrations, an 8-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), an interactive Prezi
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Scarlet Ibis, James Hurst, 3-day lesson, lit. analysis & writing tasks, CCSS
Use the heart-breaking short 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 yo
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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 leve
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Thank You M'am by Langston Hughes: Conflict, Characterization, Inferences
Thank You M'am Lesson Focused on Conflict, Characterization & Inferences This 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, protag

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Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe: Interactive Flipbook
Nothing grabs students' attention quite like Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart” . . . this detailed flip-book contains everything you need to teach this spooky story, including 8 pages of Common Core-aligned literary analysis activities, 9 unique and engaging writing prompts, gr
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Close Reading Short Story MEGA-BUNDLE:140+ Pgs of CCSS Aligned Activities, PPTs
SAVE ALMOST 50% WITH 7 PRODUCTS IN 1! The ability to closely read and analyze text is central to Common Core. Using four classic short stories, this MASSIVE mega-bundle includes close reading activities—with detailed lesson plans, full texts of stories, and answer keys—so that students can read w
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THE LOTTERY BY SHIRLEY JACKSON
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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Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe, FREE 2-day lit. analysis lesson, CCSS
Use The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy tale of twisted justice, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a 15-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters) and a Storytelling Arc handout (with co
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Lesson: All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key
“All Summer In a Day” by Ray Bradbury Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “All Summer In a Day” by Ray Bradbury. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. Th
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Tell-Tale Heart Newspaper Project
Tell-Tale Heart - After reading Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" students create a newspaper based on the events in the short story. Download includes a newspaper-themed assignment sheet, 2 brainstorming worksheets, tips for writing a newspaper article, detailed marking rubric and 3 newspaper templates. A
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Dystopian Short Stories - "The Lottery" and "Harrison Bergeron"
This BUNDLED product contains two short story units: One for "HARRISON BERGERON" by Kurt Vonnegut, and one for "THE LOTTERY" by Shirley Jackson. These dystopian short stories would be great to study on their own, but they could also serve as a perfect introduction to a full dystopian novel unit lik
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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 C
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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 a

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Point of View - Review Practice with Novel Passages
This 28-slide PowerPoint helps students practice determining Point of View. Using short passages from 26 different novels (mostly young adult Y.A.), sections of the story are highlighted for students to practice before the answer is revealed. LEVEL: 5th-9th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
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Point of View - Poster Handout
It can be difficult for students to read a story and figure out which point of view it is told from. This 2-page notes handout helps students keep track of the difference between the 5 different Points of View. 1st person? 2nd person? 3rd person limited? 3rd person omniscient? 3rd person objective?
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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Complete Lesson Plan, Worksheet, Questions, Key
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The work
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Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit - Raven, Tell Tale Heart, Black Cat
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Short Story Unit -this package provides students with everything they need to complete a short story unit on Edgar Allan Poe. Little teacher prep is needed - simply print and teach! Perfect for your short story unit or Edgar Allan Poe unit, this Edgar Allan Poe Literature
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Creation Myths – Easy, Fun & Meaningful Jigsaw Activity
As a launch to any middle-school or high-school study of mythology, use this 45-minute activity where students in teams of four each read a short piece about the creation of Earth/humanity and then “divide-and-conquer” in a jigsaw activity to accomplish the rest of the tasks. Take your students thro
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"Flowers for Algernon" Multiple Intelligence Project List and Rubrics
This multiple intelligences project list is designed for use with Daniel Keyes's short story, "Flowers for Algernon." The project list is based on Howard Gardner's work and covers project choices for linguistic, mathematical, kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, interpersonal, and musical intellige
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Rules of the Game, two-day plan, Amy Tan’s short story from Joy Luck Club
Use the short story, “The Rules of the Game” (a short piece from Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club), to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course) and a creative writing assignmen
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Lesson: Seventh Grade by Gary Soto Lesson Plans Worksheets, Key, Powerpoints
"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto Lesson Resources This is a complete lesson pack for the short story "Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksheets are provided
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Teaching the Short Story: 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 docume
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“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit & Pre/Post PowerPoint
SAVE 25% BY BUYING 2 BIG PRODUCTS TOGETHER! Use Poe’s creepy classic, “Masque of the Red Death,” to practice close reading and other key Common Core skills while teaching symbolism, allegory and imagery. This HUGE 40+ page value bundle--combining two substantial products--includes: PRE/POST-READ
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Most Dangerous Game - CSI Style Plus Much More!
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is a high-interest story for middle and high school students, so the activities that accompany it must be appealing as well. This unit contains plenty of activities to engage your students and make them think at the same time. "Most Dangerous Game - C
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SHORT STORY UNIT: SCARY AND SURPRISING STORIES
SCARY & SURPRISING SHORT STORY UNIT FOR HALLOWEEN: Use this creepy, freaky, and spooky short stories unit to engage your students in reading and writing. This is the perfect unit to use around Halloween, but it can be used at any point in the year! These stories are always a huge hit with my s
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The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
Need a seasonal literature activity with a text that’s complex enough? Do you want to teach a short story, collaboration, essay writing, and/or literary terms? This collaborative unit teaches the short story “The Gift of the Magi” in a way that engages every learner from start to finish! Pick and c
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Most Dangerous Game Short Story Unit with Questions and Activities
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell: Short Story Unit with Questions, Vocabulary, and Activities! This package of short story resources contains everything you need to teach “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. Perfect for your short story unit or The Most Dangerous Game unit, this
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Quote Analysis & Poster Project: Showing Meaning in Literature
Want to spice up your quote analysis instruction, or simply get your students to appreciate beautiful moments in literature? Use this short two-part assignment to help students to analyze famous, memorable, or just plain pretty quotes from a short story or novel. After choosing a quote from your
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Storytelling Arc, FREE Handout to Use With ANY Short Story, Novel, or Play
This 2-page PDF file includes a blank form and a completed sample to serve as a model for students. The sample is from my students’ study of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” but you could use the blank worksheet with ANY book or short story. This activity is designed to work
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Hercules (Heracles) Myth, 12 Labors, Hands-on Activity/Game, Lots of Busy Fun
Enhance your study of Greek or Roman mythology with this high-interest, hands-on activity that will take an entire class period. After reading the story of Hercules (as he’s known in the Roman literature, or “Heracles” for you Greek fans), have students work in teams to complete this game/review/in
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Short Story Unit Bundle: Teaching Literary Elements
These resources are perfect for creating a short story unit or adding on to your own. Each text can also be taught as an independent lesson in any order. Students will read a variety of short stories that introduce and reinforce literary terms. Terms include: plot, chronological order, flashback, f
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Narrative Writing: Short Stories - Presentation, Prompts, Handouts for Students
Writing short stories: A complete presentation with printable handouts for students. This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE. This zipped download includes two *editable* Powerpoint files that cover: -Essential components of a story (setting, plot, charact
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Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker. My first "Psychotic Short Stories" unit quickly became one of my best-selling products. But the stories in the first unit are more geared toward middle-school stud
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Task Cards - Literary Analysis (use with ANY novel or short story)
Literary Analysis Task Cards 24 task cards. Use these effective and engaging common core aligned task cards with ANY novel or short story to teach your students how to closely analyze literature. This product includes 24 post reading task cards that require students to analyze character, theme, s
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Short Story Choice Board Assignment
Have your students stay engaged while responding to the short stories they have read. Use this Short Story Choice Board to help differentiate the way your students respond to reading short stories. The activity choices are very diverse and can apply to ANY short story read in class or independent
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“Story of an Hour,” Chopin, 23-Page Close Reading & Literary Analysis Unit
Looking for an engaging short story unit your students will enjoy while practicing close reading and literary analysis? This Common Core-aligned mega-pack (including detailed answer keys) can be used in whole or in part to help students connect to Kate Chopin’s classic short story, ”Story of an Hou
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