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Theme Task Cards with Short Stories and Differentiated Answer Sheets
Use these 16 short story cards to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets so that you can differentiate as needed: multiple choice, short answer, and half and half. There are also answer keys for each answer sheet so that students can check their own wo
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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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Creative Activities for ANY Novel or Short Story with Handouts
Creative activities and project ideas for any novel, story, or unit in history. Newly updated with rubrics & additional activities and handouts! This 41-page bundle contains almost 100 creative student activities to use with any piece of literature. It includes several pages of templates and w
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ASSIGNMENTS FOR ANY NOVEL OR SHORT STORY
SHORT STORY AND NOVEL ASSIGNMENTS Gone are the days of boring book reports and reading responses! This multi-faceted resource provides fun ready-to-use assignments that will work for any novel or short story that your students are reading. Each of the one page assignments can be printed and hande
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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, access
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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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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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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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Literature Supplement Bundle – Fun Stuff, Use w/ANY Novel, Play, or Short Story
Looking for fresh ideas to build student enthusiasm for literature? Want something fun but still rigorous to help break up a lengthy novel study? Need emergency sub materials ready to use at a moment’s notice? You’ll find ALL of that – and more! – right here. This 10-pack of print-and-teach workshe
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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 answe
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Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6
Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6 Grab this collection of popular Short Story Units tailored for Grade 6! Try the first month (August!) free! Click here. This is a Growin
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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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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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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 difficu
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Short Story Creative Writing (Roll-a-Story)
Introductory PowerPoint covering the elements of a short story plus silly story starters for creative writing in a "Roll-a-Story" format. These four "Roll-a-Story" cards allow for 864 different story combinations! Students first roll a die to select a character, then roll to selec
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Short Story Unit Bundle: Teaching Literary Elements
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 l
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"Most Dangerous Game" Short Story Unit
This "Most Dangerous Game" short story unit is rigorous and relevant and offers the following standards-based activities: *"Why do Hunters Kill?" pre-reading article (source material) and questions: -Actual text of the article is not included, although a link to the article is. I did not write the
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Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe gothic short story w/non-fiction & multimedia,CCSS
Use “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the short story's text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a 2009 newspaper article (link in
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NOVEL SHORT STORY MOVIE PROJECT
NOVEL SHORT STORY MOVIE PROJECT: Have your students turn their reading of any short story or a novel into a movie! Included in this resource are 8 different assignments that can be used individually, or as a major final project. INCLUDED IN YOUR
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SHORT STORY UNIT LITERATURE GUIDE FLIP BOOK
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
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Story Elements - Anchor Charts, Songs, Mini-Reader, Short Stories and More!
Oodles of story elements resources all in one place! You and your students are sure to love the variety of story elements activities included in this resource. Here is a list of all the story elements goodies included: ***check the preview for a detailed look at all pages included*** ~ 6 Anchor
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Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7
Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7 Try the first month (August!) free! Click here. This is a PREORDER for the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7 GROWING BU
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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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All Summer In A Day By Ray Bradbury Short Story Literature Unit 1.2
Update: Fonts are now embedded in PPT files to facilitate proper display. Update: CCSS alignment and additional teacher instructions added! All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury: Complete short story in a week unit with daily reading, discussion, an
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Short Story Unit - Bundle of Resources to use with 11 Different Short Stories!
This giant 88 page Short Story Unit Resource Bundle contains 11 of my best selling products. They are bundled together here for a heavily discounted price! Resources to use with a variety of different short stories are included, as well as detailed activities and notes to go alon
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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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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 "
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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,
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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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American Literature Short Story Collection
There are a variety of activities and handouts for 18 different American short stories (all sold separately in my store) in this growing bundle. There are 250 pages and 77 Slides for a total of 327 pages. You save more than 40% when you buy this money saving bundle. This bundle is great if you teach
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Narrative Writing and Short Story Unit
Narrative Writing/Short Story Unit: This common core aligned bundle is perfect for back to school and it includes everything you need to teach narrative writing, narrative strategies, and short stories to your middle and high school students. This unit focuses on writing better narratives<
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Reading Literature Journal for Grades 6-8: Activities for Short Stories & Poems
This resource includes activities for 33 short stories and poems. The goal of this reading literature journal is prepare students to recall, understand, apply, analyze, and evaluate a variety of texts while also using creative mini-projects to help encourage deeper thinking! Thi
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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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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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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Short Story Unit Study Common Core
[[Short Story Series]] The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Grades 7-12 Product Overview/Preface: This product contains over 90+ pages of well thought-out, sophisticated, and effective mini-lessons and graphic organizers to teach Shirley Jackson’s chillingly macabre Short Story “The Lottery”. My ac
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Short Stories Unit for Interactive Notebooks
This bundle contains Interactive Notebook lessons for older students and reinforces analytical skills through close reading, constructed response, and creative writing. You also get handouts, projects, rubrics, presentations, samples, and three leveled tests to help teach and assess these important
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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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All-American Slurp, Lensey Namioka’s Short Story, Literary Analysis, CCSS
Use Lensey Namioka’s delightful short story, “The All-American Slurp,” to ease your fifth through seventh graders into deeper levels of literary analysis with these print-and-teach materials. This 6-page PDF includes: 1-page of step-by-step directions to guide the teacher through two (or three, dep
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145th Street Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers Unit of Study
Use this 120 + page unit to study one story, a few stories, or all ten stories. This unit is packed with high-interest, engaging, and creative activities to match the draw and energy of the stories in Myers’ text. Includes for EACH Story …  Do-Now  Comprehension Questions or Reading Quiz  K
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Short Story Writing: Be Careful What You Wish For
SHORT STORY WRITING MADE EASY! Students love to write short stories, but they often have trouble getting started and creating a balanced plot. These Common Core aligned materials help students to:  Utilize their knowledge of narrative elements  Create a focused and dynamic main character  Wri
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Language Loaded Short Stories- No Prep, No Print!!!
Language Loaded Short Stories! I'm so excited to offer you my most comprehensive product I have created so far! It targets so many skills! This product includes 20 original stories of varying length and complexity that range from 3rd-7th grade level appropriateness, but really depen
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Halloween Writing Prompts - Short Story or Poetry Writing
Halloween Writing Prompts - A fun and creative way to encourage students to have fun with Halloween themed journal, paragraph, expository or creative writing. Could also easily be used as poetry prompts, at Literacy/Writing Centers, for early finishers or to introduce Halloween vocabulary to ELL stu
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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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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Lesson & Unit of Study
“Charles” by Shirley Jackson is the perfect story to launch or add to a Short Story Unit. Its “just-right” length and relative simplicity makes it a great mentor text for teaching and/or reviewing the parts of a story. “Charles” is an engaging and humorous story to which any student can relate. Thi
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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
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Short Stories Close Reading Bundle
This close reading bundle includes close reading assignments for six short stories: The Gift of the Magi, The Most Dangerous Game, The Interlopers, The Necklace, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Monkey's Paw. All of the close reading text passages and assignments are aligned with the common core st
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"Lob's Girl":  Short Story Unit
"Lob's Girl" Literature Study Unit In this 8-day unit students will develop a deep understanding of Joan Aiken’s short story “Lob’s Girl” . Its tale of loyalty and friendship combined with mystery and suspense make it an incredibly engaging read. Students devel
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"Monkey's Paw" - An Interactive, Engaging ELA Short Story Analysis
This a not only a comprehensive lesson using the classic tale "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, but it is also a whole lot of fun for middle school students! What you get in the student guide: 1) Background information 2) Anticipation guide 3) mini research opportunity on superstitions 4) full cop
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EDGAR ALLAN POE SHORT STORIES LITERATURE GUIDE FLIP BOOK
Interactive reading flip book for Edgar Allan Poe. 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: Edgar Allan Poe Biography Questions and answer key Short story, Tell-Tale Heart study guide and answer key Poem, The R
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Phonics Reading Passages for Fluency and Comprehension - Fictional Short Stories
Help your students practice their fluency while also working on their reading comprehension! 34 Fictional Stories covering a broad range of subjects. Please download the preview for a free passage to get an idea of the reading level and style! Students are asked to: ⇛ read each story twice ⇛ answ
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Spinetingler Horror Short Story w/Informational Text Activity, Fun Stuff, CCSS
Introduce your students to Horatio Quiroga, a master of suspense of who will forever change the way they look at their pillows and mattresses with his famous story of everyday horror, “The Feather Pillow.” This 8-page PDF includes: • Full text of “The Feather Pillow,” a wonderfully creepy short sto
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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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