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"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson Unit with Hunger Games Comparison
"The Lottery" Short Story Literature Guide This package of documents features numerous materials for teaching Shirley Jackson's 1948 short story "The Lottery." Includes an introduction activity (using real stones), guided reading questions (for recall/comprehension, analysis, applying, critical thi
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Reading Comprehension Passages (Primary)
This reading comprehension passage bundle makes it easy to incorporate the common core standards into your teaching. The reading comprehension bundle includes 3 of our themed reading comprehension packets bundled together at a great discount of 50% OFF! Download Preview Files For Each Resource Ple
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Spooky Story Writing - Halloween Writing Activity
Your students will love this fun and engaging Halloween writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components. Once students have their story components, they’ll plan and write a spooky story as
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Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe: Interactive Flipbook
Nothing grabs students' attention quite like Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart” . . . this detailed flip-book contains everything you need to teach this spooky story, including 8 pages of Common Core-aligned literary analysis activities, 9 unique and engaging writing prompts, gr
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Johnny Appleseed Biography and Comprehension
This lesson packet includes a short story explaining the life and accomplishments of Johnny Appleseed, as well as several comprehension worksheets. Here is what you will get in this packet: ‣ Reading passage in color (2 pages) ‣ Reading passage in black and white (2 pages) ‣ True or false worksh
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Lesson: Eleven by Sandra Cisneros Lesson Plan, Worksheet, Key, Powerpoint
"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksheets are pro
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Narrative Writing Fun - Common Core Aligned - The Story of My Worst Ouch
This is a fun writing project that is aligned with the Common Core. It is designed to align with standard W2.3 for second grade. Students will write a narrative about their worst ouch. We know all little ones love talking about their worst injury or illness, now they can turn it into a narrative! Th
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Personal Narratives Made Easy!
*INCLUDES BONUS PACK This download helps students understand and create personal narratives. It includes: ~introduction to personal narratives ~example personal narrative ~blank personal narrative templates ~personal narrative checklist The Bonus Pack will allow your students to create books about
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Lesson: All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key
“All Summer In a Day” by Ray Bradbury Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “All Summer In a Day” by Ray Bradbury. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. Th
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THE LOTTERY BY SHIRLEY JACKSON
THE LOTTERY BY SHIRLEY JACKSON: Explore the role that traditions play in our lives with Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery. This story is always a hit with my students! This lesson includes a 45 slide presentation that guides you through the entire lesson, analysis questions, an answer key
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Rigorous Short Story Lesson "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
“Thank You Ma'am” by Langston Hughes is a timeless short story with very rich themes. This story demonstrates the value of compassion and second chances. All materials provided in this resource provide multiple opportunities to critically evaluate character traits, character change, character challe
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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Complete Lesson Plan, Worksheet, Questions, Key
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The work
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Edgar Allan Poe- A CSI Activity! Was he MURDERED??
Edgar Allan Poe- A CSI Activity! *************************************************** BUNDLE WITH THE Edgar Allan Poe SUPER PACK and SAVE BIG! ****************************************************************************** The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death is investigated with this exciting C
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Lesson: The Landlady by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key, Powerpoints
“The Landlady” by Roald Dahl Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksheets are p
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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, 20 slide PowerPoint - A PDF docume
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Constellations
This unit has been used in the classroom with much success. My students are asking for more. They learned from the questions and discussion that it lead to. The unit includes the following: * suggested lesson plans (about 15 minutes) that include a quick introduction to stars and constellations
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Literary Analysis with Sticky Notes: Activities, Writing, and PowerPoint
Increase student engagement and understanding in your next literary analysis unit with interactive and hands-on close reading organizers and scaffolded writing responses. Students will enjoy using sticky notes in class as they analyze complex short stories and novels. This sticky note literary a
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The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Questions, PPTs
“The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. Th
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Lesson: Raymond's Run Lesson Plan, worksheets, key, powerpoints, handouts
"Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The
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Theme-What's the BIG Idea? Using Picture Books
These lesson plans are step by step for teaching students to identify theme in literature. You will need one or all of the following picture books for these plans: Chicken Sunday by Patricia Palacco Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams Chrysanthemum b
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The Treasure of Lemon Brown Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Questions w/ Key
“The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Meyers Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Meyers. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers
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Lesson: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key, PPT
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any te
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Theme Mini-lesson – Apply to ANY Novel, Short Story, or Movie {UPDATED}
Need a quick mini-lesson to review or introduce themes in a story? Grab this lesson and practice set to teach what theme is and immediately start identifying one in a text of your choice! In this lesson, students will: • Learn what a theme is (and several examples) • Learn the difference between a
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The Monkey's Paw - Middle & High School Fun & Scary CCSS ELA Lesson
This product is also available in my bundle Short Horror Stories Lesson Collection. This classic tale of horror is fun and engaging any time of year. Thorough analysis of "The Tale of the Monkey's Paw" in this fifteen-page lesson packet for middle and high. Pre-reading activity sheet. Visual dictio
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Graphic Novels lesson and Reading Response Log
Totally revised with a reader's response activity! Students are exposed to graphic novels in this lesson plan and are required to search for text features in graphic novels. This document includes a lesson plan, a handout to introduce text features, a text feature scavenger hunt sheet, a reader res
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The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs Lesson, Worksheets, Questions w/ Key, PPTs
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The work
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Mistakes - A Growth Mindset lesson using  Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
This growth mindset lesson is all about making mistakes as a part of the learning process. This lesson requires you to buy or have the book "Beautiful Oops" by Barney Saltzberg. This is a wonderful little board book where an artist turns many common "mistakes" into fun little drawings. This is a gr
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Seventh Grade by Gary Soto
Gary Soto’s “Seventh Grade” is an excellent short story to use with middle school students to teach plot and conflict. This unit contains a week’s worth of lesson plans and materials to supplement the story before, during, and after reading.* Included in your purchase: • detailed lesson plans (Co
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ELA Emergency Sub Plans for Grades 4-8 Set #3
Why do you need EMERGENCY SUB PLANS? As a veteran teacher with three children I have learned that life happens. While I tend to be a warrior when I am under the weather and come to school no matter how close to death I may be feeling, I can’t do the same when one of my children gets sick at 3 AM.
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Johnny Appleseed Activity Bundle
This bundle contains two great Johnny Appleseed resources: The Story of Johnny Appleseed biography packet and our Johnny Appleseed Glyph Craft. The Story of Johnny Appleseed Biography Packet This lesson packet includes a short story explaining the life and accomplishments of Johnny Appleseed, as we
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Sea Turtles Reading Comprehension Passages & Activities
Reading Comprehension SEA TURTLES resource aligned with the common core standards! Download Preview File Please view the preview file prior to purchasing so there are no surprises. Ensure that it is appropriate for your grade level prior to purchasing. Related Products & Bundles Reading Comp
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Reader's Workshop Mini Lesson and Reading Passages: Inferring Character Feelings
These reading passages were designed to be used in a reader's workshop mini-lesson about inferring a character's feelings from a text OR as practice passages for small groups. This resource includes a passage for the model, guided practice/active engagement, and independent practice parts of a mini
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The Cask of Amontillado
"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe This activity assesses students' knowledge of characterization, irony, point of view, reliable and unreliable narrator as well as reading comprehension, evaluation skills, and citing specific references from the text to prove points. In addition, stude
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Compare and Contrast Two Versions of the Same Story RL.2.9
This pack includes eight stories and three questions per story set that address Common Core State Standard RL.2.9. The stories include The Greedy Monkey, The Boy and the Hazelnuts, Jack and the Beanpole, Jack and the Beanstalk, Stone Soup(2), The Fox and the Hedgehog, and The Fox and the Cat. This
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CONFLICT PRESENTATION & GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
Conflict Presentation & Graphic Organizer: Help your students develop their understanding of conflict with this resource. This resource breaks conflict down clearly, so they are able to understand and apply the concept. ============================================================== SAVE BY PU
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Frog Reading Comprehension Passages & Activities
Reading Comprehension FROGS resource aligned with the common core standards! Download Preview File Please view the preview file prior to purchasing so there are no surprises. Ensure that it is appropriate for your grade level prior to purchasing. Related Products & Bundles Reading Comprehens
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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 develop skills in understanding short s
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Theodor Seuss Geisel Fact & Opinion Biographical Story
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This printable worksheet about Theodor Seuss Geisel is a GREAT way to let your older students participate in the fun-filled week or day that the younger students enjoy! They will get to have some fun while also practicing the important skill of fact and opinion! It's also great any time you want to
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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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Lesson Three Skeleton Key by George Toudoza Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key,
"Three Skeleton Key" by George Toudouza Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story "Three Skeleton Key" by George Toudouza. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text
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Lesson: Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key
“Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story ““Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. T
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VALENTINE'S DAY SHORT STORY
VALENTINES DAY SHORT STORY: The short story The Chaser by John Collier is a perfect lesson for middle and high school around Valentine's Day, but it could be used at any time in the year! The story is about a young man named Alan who is desperate to make a woman named Diana fall in love with him.
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Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "Charles"
“Charles” by Shirley Jackson is an amazing short story that is sure to grab the attention of your students. Students are invested in close reading for clues, find evidence, and determining the elements of plot. All materials provided in this lesson will allow students to do this at a high level! One
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Most Dangerous Game Close Reading Assignment
The Most Dangerous Game Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for "The Most Dangerous Game" is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze literary elem
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Lesson: Amigo Brothers by Piri Thomas Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key, PPTs
“Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksheets
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Lesson: Tuesday of the Other June by Norma F. Mazer Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key
“Tuesday of the Other June” by Norma Fox Mazer Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “Tuesday of the Other June” by Norma Fox Mazer. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be use
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Readers Theater--Twas the Night Before Christmas
The always popular "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is typed as Readers Theater. 26 students have parts and can practice this recitation.
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Dogs Reading Comprehension Passages & Activities
Comprehensive common core aligned reading comprehension unit with a pet dog theme. Download Preview File Please view the reading comprehension preview file prior to purchasing so there are no surprises. Please ensure that it is appropriate for your grade level prior to purchasing. Related Reading
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Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara
“Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara is a short story about self-identity and confidence. The lead character Squeaky is a hard-working and smart mouthed runner who takes care of her brother Raymond who has a disability. As the story progresses readers are treated to an unexpected character change. T
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SHORT STORY INTRODUCTION PRESENTATION
Short Story Introduction Presentation: Use this lesson to give your students the foundation they need to read any fictional text. The presentation breaks down the most common terms used when studying short fiction. ============================================================== SAVE BY PURCHASING
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Monkey's Paw Close Reading Assignment
The Monkey's Paw Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for "The Monkey's Paw" is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze the conflict and theme in t
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Lesson: Marigolds by Eugenia Collier Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key
“Marigolds” by Eugenia W. Collier Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “Marigolds” by Eugenia W. Collier. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksh
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