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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
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
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 slide lectur
This bundle contains 13 different classic American short stories all of which are followed by a mixture of multiple choice questions and open-ended questions. In addition to the answers to the multiple choice questions, the answer key also has explanations and possible responses to every open-ended
"A Retrieved Reformation" is a student-friendly adaption of O.Henry's classic short story, and like many O.Henry stories it ends with a twist. Improve student comprehension and fluency by using the play before reading the original text, or simply use it as an engaging literary activity. Includes two
4th - 8th
This bundle includes five short stories with a variety of activities. Included stories:"Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry"The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Anderson"The Elves and the Shoemaker" by the Brothers Grimm"Papa Panov's Special Christmas" by Leo Tolstoy"A Christmas Dream and How it Came
Use this engaging unit to teach your students how to effectively determine the theme of a story. Students will learn about important short story elements as well as how those elements help develop the theme of a story. Additionally, this unit provides a straightforward strategy that makes teaching t
Looking for a short story unit ready to print and pass out today?Included in this comprehensive 32 page document are 14 creative lesson plans on ten of the most well-known short stories read in middle and high school classrooms. The lesson plans start with a quick introduction/review to the element
Russian Literary Classics⚡⚡(NEW) Short stories are powerful, accessible, and engaging vehicles for teaching critical reading skills and for propagating a love of literature! To this end, we've compiled the following Russian-Literature Themed collection of great short stories designed to improve an
This bundle contains ten multiple-choice quizzes for the following classic short stories: 1. "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant 2. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe 3. "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry 4. "Poison" by Roald Dahl 5. "Blues Ain't No Mockinbird"
6th - 12th
This 'worlds collide' doomsday tale is a great way to engage students with classic literature. The full text of the 1897 short story is annotated with explanatory notes, including in-text vocabulary definitions. Common Core-aligned questions guide students' comprehension and encourage higher-level
7th - 10th
The Necklace is a cautionary tale written in 1884 by French writer Guy de Maupassant. It tells about a young woman who, despite having a very comfortable life, is discontent. Her desire to appear wealthier than she actually is comes at a great cost. The play was originally published in Read Aloud Pl
This bundle contains complete scripts for each of the four titles. Activities for teaching vocabulary and reading comprehension are also included. Please see the description of each title for more details.Please follow me at: Patti's Pages
This product contains a unit plan for teaching four classic--but not widely read--short stories. Included in the plan is a link to each story, available for free on the Internet. I've taught many short stories over the years and, based on this experience, I chose four that never fail to generate int
This bundle contains complete scripts for each of the titles. Also included are activities for teaching vocabulary and reading comprehension. Please see the descriptions of the individual titles for more details.Please follow me at: Patti's Pages
Looking for a low-prep short story unit that will thrill your high school and advanced middle school students? This eight-week short story unit is an excellent way to launch the year.. I’ve used it successfully with 1st graders up to 4th graders. There is literally something for everybody. It covers
This book contains some of the most powerful and effective gap-bridging units. What makes them gap-bridging is not their physical composition alone; but rather, it is their tandem use and application. There are essentially three components to the units: a vocabulary list, complete with part of speec
5th - 12th, Adult Education
"Six Classic Sherlock Holmes Short Stories: A Study Guide with Texts" This is the revised, expanded edition (2019) of this popular guide which includes the full text of each of the six stories. (It is also available as a paperback for class sets from Amazon.)The guide is a support to reflective read
Reading Comprehension and Writing Activities for Grades 6 & 7. Each portion of text in these Classic stories is the beginning of a book, available copyright free. Students are given enough to wet their appetite for the tale and asked to answer questions about the portion supplied, predict and i
This workbook accompanies the classic fable, 'The Fox and the Stork' It has drawing activities, comprehension questions, and helpful prompts.
The Naughty Boy is one of the stories in Hans Christian Andersen's A Christmas Greeting collection. It is about Cupid who shot an arrow at a man's heart after being offered a place to stay in during a storm. Worksheet includes ten open-ended questions to test comprehension and memory, vocabulary and
A student analysis journal that includes 11 short stories that work well for introducing short story analysis to secondary students. Includes a brief introduction to story analysis, along with online links to each story and a graphic organizer for students to work through. Also includes QR/internet
The Vain Girl is a very short story about a young girl named Kate and how her father reminds her that being vain is never a pleasant attitude to have.It was part of the short story collection called The Girl's Cabinet of Instructive and Moral Stories written by Uncle Philip and published in 1856.If
Looking for resources that will challenge your middle school readers? Delve into "The Lady or the Tiger" & "Interlopers" with discussion questions that encourage students to examine character, conflict and literary devices. Small group discussion questions & reader response included.
6th - 8th

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