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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 short
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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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Hero's Journey – From Ancient Greece to Today's Favorite Films, FREE lecture
What do Harry Potter, Frodo, and Katniss Everdeen all have in common? All of their stories (and so many others) fit the classic storytelling pattern of a heroic journey, as established by famed scholar Joseph Campbell. Using many of the steps of the heroic journey as chronicled by Campbell, this f
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Three Skeleton Key Webquest
When I taught the short story "Three Skeleton Key," by George G Toudouze, I used this Webquest as an anticipatory set. Students enjoyed searching for the information and identifying with the story (by viewing and interacting with the Prezi presentations). Some key concepts for this assignment are:
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The Elements of a Short Story Prezi with Graphic Organizers & Handout
Learn or review all of the elements of a short story in this colorful and easy to understand format. This Prezi covers plot, characters, conflict, setting, theme and style including the literary techniques of diction, point of view, irony, symbolism, figurative language and sound devices. NEW! Bonus
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Author's Purpose, Mood, Sherlock Holmes and The Speckled Band
Introduce and explore Author's Purpose and Mood through a reading of Arthur Conan Doyle's, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." By viewing this Prezi containing two video clips, commercials illustrating Author's Purpose and a complete video of a favorite Sherlock Holmes story, students will fall i
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The Gift of the Magi - prezi
This unit deals with two aspects of O.Henry’s short story The Gift of the Magi – THEMES presented in the story and different emotions Della experiences throughout the story. - prezi contains information on topics presented in the story. Each topic is followed by the quote from the book as a text evi
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Characterization Prezi
Prezi introducing characterization methods including direct and indirect, character appearance, character's own thoughts, thoughts of others, what characters and others say about character, etc. Include supporting YouTube videos and an exercise for practicing identifying characterization techniques.
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Most Dangerous Game Text Introduction Prezi
This is a Prezi that provides background information to be use in previewing the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. The Prezi includes historical context, explanations of some vocabulary, and a series of 5 discussion questions intended to get students thinking about themes th
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The Adventure of the Dancing Men: Sherlock Holmes Word Search FREE
Use this free, no-prep resource to accompany vocabulary study in the Sherlock Holmes story ”The Adventures of the Dancing Men.” This puzzle highlights 20 words from the short story and has a handy answer key. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ After you have downloaded and used this free
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Presentation: Alice Walker's "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self"
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Figurative Language & Sound Devices Prezi with Handout
Learn or review many different types of figurative language in this colorful and easy to understand presentation. This Prezi covers alliteration, allusion, assonance, apostrophe, cliche, consonance, hyperbole, idioms, imagery, metaphor, metonymy, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, paradox, personification, pun
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Setting , Setting, Setting Prezi Presentation!
Setting is important for any short story or work of literature. In this fun Prezi presentation your students will explore SETTING through both taking notes and thinking of examples of their own. This is a fun Prezi with cool images of some of the most important "settings" in all of the world! A g
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Hanukkah book English/Spanish
A quick reference on Hanukkah facts and coloring book to share with your students or send home as a book for students to read with a family member. :) Check out my store for more books! :D
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Creative Writing Lesson Linking to the Poem Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes
Looking at literary devices alongside a creative writing task. This lesson is available as a free portable Prezi. Please click on the link below if you would like to preview the lesson. https://www.youtube.com/user/101Frances
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Foreshadowing in Short Stories
A lesson to help students identify foreshadowing in short stories by focusing on sensory information. Students begin by watching a video and brief Prezi presentation (link included in lesson plan), use reading strategies independently and complete a handout, and then work collaboratively to create a
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The Necklace Short Story PREZI Presentation
A fantastic way to get your students interested in reading this class short story! This PREZI on "The Necklace" focuses on a variety of areas: background information, character analysis, overview of plot, literary focus (setting, foreshadowing, irony, etc) and more! For review, for introduction, f
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What is a Narrative Essay?
Great for college-bound juniors and seniors preparing for the Common App, this 63-slide Prezi allows you to present this introductory lecture material in a fun and engaging way as you discuss the major focuses and features of an effective narrative essay. Great examples from Ralph Ellison, Oscar W
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Plot Mountain Prezi
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Prezi that reviews the steps of the plot mountain (exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution). Guided notes are included.
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The Tell-Tale Heart - Literature Unit
This is a comprehensive reading companion for Edgar Allan Poe's thriller, The Tell-Tale Heart. The unit includes an introductory set of notes, Literature & connotation/denotation hunts, and a summary quiz to assess whether students have read the story!
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Popular Reads: Dystopia and Horror Lesson Plans
16 days of lesson plans around the popular genres Dystopia and Horror.  Great any time, but perfect in the month of October right around Halloween.  Students will read informational texts about the genres, read 4 stories, 2 from each genre, and have multiple opportunities to write in each genre prep
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Seventh Grade by Gary Soto - Reading Guide
This is a comprehensive reading guide for the story "Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto. The reading guide includes a companion Prezi and focuses on making text connections. The reading guide also includes a "table talk" section for socratic discussions.
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About Me Portfolio
How many times have you heard students say, “I don’t know what to write about?”  This unit provides students the opportunity to write about the subject they know best, themselves.  Based around Stephen King’s quote, “Fiction is the truth inside the lie,” students learn to filter their experiences an
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