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Teaching "To Build a Fire" doesn't have to be a long, cold experience! With this up-to-date mini unit teaching pack, you have everything you need to set, teach, enjoy, and assess this classic shorty story. Plus -- it's all super low prep and standards based. Student Experience: Students will step in
(Short Story, Elements of Literature, Elements of Fiction, Introduction to Short Stories)Kick off ANY short story, fiction or literature unit with this comprehensive and engaging PowerPoint and activity bundle intended for secondary ELA. Great for introduction, reinforcement, and/or review, this pac
This set of Fairy Tales Stories includes 6 printable color + black and white mini-books. Each mini-book summarizes one of six popular fairy tales into an easy-to-read short story! Add a copy to students' reading baskets, or use them for morning work, guided reading groups, and literacy centers durin
These easy-to-use booklets were designed to match the Short Story as outlined under the Wonders curriculum for third grade. This pack covers all the Short Stories throughout the entire school year, for a total of 30 booklets. Each one-page booklet includes four sections...~ general comprehension ~ g
This short story teaching unit uses “Lamb to the Slaughter” as an anchor text to cover some of the major elements of fiction. It also provides a text dependent analysis prompt and handouts to teach objective summary. Note-taking pages, literary device analysis pages, and a complete test are all i
This short story unit for Roald Dahl's The Landlady focuses on foreshadowing. The unit includes both a printable PDF version and digital Google Apps™ version. This eerie story will keep students engaged, and the unit requires no prep. Just print and go or assign to Google Classroom™. This unit conta
If you teach Avi's short story "Scout's Honor," you need this set of reading comprehension activities! This short story unit bundle for middle school covers plot, setting, character, conflict, theme, figurative language, vocabulary in context, and more!Each resource includes an interactive digital v
This is a three day unit for Ray Bradbury's short story "The Pedestrian" in both a printable PDF and digital Google Apps™ version. Use this eerie story of a dystopian future to analyze figurative language, practice creative writing, and support answers with textual evidence. This no prep unit is rea
This is an assessment tool to accompany the short story Big Things Come in Small Packages from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Collections Close Reader for Seventh Grade.In our classrooms we use our Close Reader for weekly homework. On Monday, we assign the reading. Students have until Friday to read
If you're looking for an engaging short story to use with your middle schoolers, make sure you check out Rod Serling's "The Monster Are Due On Maple Street". Paired with these fun post-reading comprehension activities, you'll be able to sit back and watch your student engagement soar! Students will
This short story unit of The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher can be used for the original radio play or Twilight Zone TV episode. ❤ The Hitchhiker If students read the play, watch the film, and engage in all the activities this unit should take about a week to complete.❤This product is for PRINT or
This helpful handout will give your students a quick reference to: -Theme -Conflict -Setting -Point of View -Characterization
7th - 12th
This booklet contains full text for 6 short stories that I was able to locate under public domain on the internet. I formatted the stories for the booklet so that students may freely mark on the pages to do annotations during their close reading. The stories are: -The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Sto
This printable workbook or interactive journal unit includes handout notes on short story terms, an in-depth focus on the elements of fiction, a group poster project, quizzes, tests, and a major short stories project. This unit is designed to work with any short story! I usually gave my students a
In this adorable short story, Arturo finds a magic pencil...any word written with the pencil makes the object appear! He shares the pencil with his friends...with a fun surprise at the end! Kids will love reading this simple story with a repeating storyline which facilitates language acquisition thr
3rd - 5th
These easy-to-use booklets were designed to match the Short Story as outlined under the Wonders curriculum for third grade. This pack covers all the stories in Unit 1.Each one-page booklet includes four sections...~ general comprehension ~ genre ~ comprehension strategy~ comprehension skill The gene
These easy-to-use booklets were designed to match the Short Story as outlined under the Wonders curriculum for fourth grade. This pack covers all the stories in Units 1 - 6. Each one-page booklet includes four sections...~ general comprehension ~ genre ~ comprehension strategy~ comprehension skill
Teaching Avi's short story "Scout's Honor"? Then you need this engaging set of reading comprehension activities for middle school (part of my "Scout's Honor" Short Story Bundle) covering inference, characterization, conflict, theme, figurative language, vocabulary in context, and more!This resource
This printable is a WORD SPLASH graphic organizer for five elements of short story: character, setting, plot, theme, and conflict. The handout contains five circles- one for each short story element. Students must use the pictures and clues provided within and around each circle in order to determi
Teach your elementary students about the history of Hanukkah and why Jewish families celebrate it today with this two page nonfiction story. This a five page packet that includes a short story and a variety of comprehension questions that include multiple choice and short answers. This is common c
Voici une petite histoire simple et répétitive idéale pour l'enseignement du français langue seconde. Une jeune fille qui n'aime pas le froid et la neige doit participer à la journée d'activités d'hiver de son école. Ce document contient:- l'histoire de 3 pages- une page de stratégies utiles pour p
2nd - 4th
AVAILABLE AS VIRTUAL RESOURCE: PowerPoint, PDF, Images for Green Screen AND PRINTABLE RESOURCE: Print friendly version that can be printed, cut, and stapled. Waiting on Spring is a short rhyming story that is inspired by the cold and snowy weather before we reach Spring. In this short story, our ma
PreK - 2nd
Mysteries are a great way to get conversation started! Everyone has an opinion or a solution to share. This collection contains 3 short stories, printables for each story, 12 grammar cards, 12 vocabulary cards, and answer keys. Let your class decide if Sydney reaches safety in time. Or the reason t
Need a quick sub plan or remote learning assignment? This no-tech*, printable mini unit explores Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve's short story "The Medicine Bag."*Teacher will need to print some items from internet for students. Students will not need devices of any kind or internet access. Simply follo

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