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This short story unit to help you students take on diverse perspectives and deeply consider the literary canon. Students will consider whether or not the American Literature canon truly represents “America,” and will discuss which voices seem to carry more weight in our country. These controversial
Are you worried your American Literature curriculum doesn’t give your students the challenges and support they need to reach their full potential? So many ready-to-go curriculum packages involve meaningless busywork that is both boring and irrelevant for your classes. It might seem convenient, but
You are buying a short story unit that focuses on a great deal of independent work. The goal is for 11th graders to introduce themselves to as many American authors and short stories as they can in the time you allow. Also included are two different character analysis sample assignments. All assi
Short Story Unit: Interactive Layered Flip Book Reading Literature Guide Each “flap” is ¾ inch and is ready for you to easily line up by using the directions on how to assemble the organizer. Includes: The Most Dangerous Game Guided Reading Questions (with answer key) The Secret Life of Walter Mit
6th - 12th, Staff
Looking for some riveting short story reading choices and rigorous literary analysis activities for your high school or advanced middle school students? This MASSIVE short story mega-bundle includes 8 stories--both traditional classics and contemporary favorites--with 330+ pages of engaging activiti
There are a variety of activities and handouts for 19 different American short stories (all sold separately in my store) in this growing bundle. There are 270 pages and 77 Slides for a total of 347 pages. You save more than 40% when you buy this money saving bundle. This bundle is great if you teach
This lesson makes an excellent lesson for an American Literature course as it exemplifies the realism period of literature. The themes that emerge throughout the progression of the texts – patriotism, fear, honesty, and family – are perfect for framing the mini unit and having the students dig deep
This is a short story unit that I’ve used with 10th graders but it would work well with grades 9-12. Stories included in this unit are: “Thank You Ma’am" “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” “The Story of an Hour” “The Necklace” Included in this unit plan are: Eight Lesson Plans Copies of the stor
Short Story Unit Digital Flip Book Google Edition Get ready for your technology infused 21st century classroom! Your common core lessons will be alive with enthusiasm when you bring digital notebooks to your students. #tptdigital Educational Technology. Mobile Learning. Google Resource. Digital Cl
This is a unit for the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner which is a Southern Gothic short story. I've used this story numerous times with my high school students. They always find the ending shocking and memorable. Included in this unit: An Anticipation Guide Vocabulary List and D
8th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Explore multicultural perspectives through these four popular short stories, all while practicing most all the of Common Core reading, writing and speaking standards!This comprehensive 185+ page bundle includes four separate units, two editable PowerPoints, and TONS of engaging, rigorous activities
Want to add diversity and perspective to your American Dream Unit? The pursuit of the American Dream is a classic theme in literature, but often, when students only examine canonical texts, they get a limited understanding of it. The reasons why the American Dream is not always attainable for all a
Want to be done planning your American Literature curriculum for the rest of your career?It’s so challenging to figure out yearly plans. Deciding on the best time to schedule assessments, slogging through multiple texts, trying to come up with activities and questions so that your classes aren’t bor
Multicultural Literature is the perfect way to get students out of their comfort zones and into other geographical worlds. This short story unit contains SIX different acclaimed texts that feature renowned authors from around the globe: O. Henry, Sandra Cisneros, Chinua Achebe, Anita Desai, Saki, an
Amy Tan’s story, “Rules of the Game,” from her best-selling novel, The Joy Luck Club, is an excellent story for exploring multi-cultural points of view as well as complex characters, theme and symbolism.This 30+ page engaging, rigorous short story unit for high school and advanced middle school stud
Sandra Cisneros’ “Geraldo No Last Name,” a vignette from her novel, The House on Mango Street, is an excellent choice for exploring multi-cultural perspectives, theme, author’s craft and more. Created for high school and advanced middle school students, this comprehensive, 30+ page short story uni
Want to empower your students to take charge of their own educations?So many short story resources involve nothing more than checking boxes or filling out pages of meaningless worksheets. This kind of busywork might seem convenient, but it doesn’t teach students any skills that they need. In fact, w
Do you have a week before Christmas break and do not want to start a new unit? Or are you teaching American Literature and want to introduce students to a heartwarming traditional story?This bundle gives you- a 9 page PDF of the original short story called "The Greatest Gift". - A one-page set of C
Great for self-directed study for distance-learning or home school.Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron” is named as a CCSS exemplar text for grade 11. It is a story of a young city girl named Sylvia, who escaped the city and came to live with her grandmother in the country. She meets a young ornithol
Looking for a fun, rigorous unit on Kate Chopin’s classic story?With bellringer freewrite prompts, questions for close reading and discussion, and creative writing exercises, this mini unit will get your students discussing big ideas and engaging in a close reading of this classic story of a woman’s
In-class OR distance learning! Now 33 slides! Kurt Vonnegut, Jr's "Harrison Bergeron" brought to you in digital form! This is the perfect way to introduce this powerful story to your students! Filled with a ton of information related to state standards, as well as images to spark the imagination! I
The Short Story Unit is a staple in many literature classrooms. But finding quality, grade-level appropriate short stories that will engage students and lend themselves to ELA skills and content can be challenging. To make that process a little easier, I have collected high-quality short stories all
Want to inspire your classes to engage in healthy discussion and speak out against injustices? Students are bombarded on a daily basis with the message that it’s better to go along to get along, and that conflict is scary and to be avoided. They are led to believe that their voice isn’t important,
This mega pack (a 31% discount over buying a la carte) includes background notes, projects, and bundled units on Of Mice and Men, A Raisin in the Sun, and Life in the Iron Mills. 1. American Literature 1914-1946 Background Notes- Notes cover major historical events, characteristics of Modernism, Im

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