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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 select a setting and o
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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 literary terms. T
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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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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 answer keys—so that students can read w
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Peter and the Wolf -{BUNDLE} - Centers, Assessment, Storybook, & More!
Peter and the Wolf is a GREAT resource for the music room and this is THE resource for your Peter and the Wolf musical adventure unit! It has everything you could think of for Peter and the Wolf! Student activities, booklets, Storybook introduction and guide, centers, assessments, and more! Though
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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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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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Thank You M'am by Langston Hughes: Conflict, Characterization, Inferences
Thank You M'am Lesson Focused on Conflict, Characterization & Inferences This week long lesson on the short story "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes is focused on the skills of conflict, characterization and making inferences. Terms covered include: internal conflict, external conflict, protag
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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, and writing mini-projects, plus essay writing assignm
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The Lady or The Tiger by Frank Stockton with Adapted Text & Simulation
The Lady or The Tiger by Frank Stockton with Adapted Text & Simulation This is a lesson on the short story “The Lady or The Tiger” by Frank Stockton. Included: *2 homework sheets based on vocabulary from the text *PowerPoint of vocabulary based warmups and closings *Vocabulary quiz *Reading g
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“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit & Pre/Post PowerPoint
SAVE 25% BY BUYING 2 BIG PRODUCTS TOGETHER! Use Poe’s creepy classic, “Masque of the Red Death,” to practice close reading and other key Common Core skills while teaching symbolism, allegory and imagery. This HUGE 40+ page value bundle--combining two substantial products--includes: PRE/POST-READ
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Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs Differentiated Bundled Unit
This is a bundled unit on Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs perfect for meeting the Common Core Standards: ELA L.4.5b and L.5.5.b: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs. In this unit you will find an engaging Powerpoint which defines idioms, proverbs, and adages, giv
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THE TELL TALE HEART BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
THE TELL TALE HEART BY EDGAR ALLAN POE: Introduce students to Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short story. This resource has absolutely everything you need to teach the story in a comprehensive and engaging way. ================================================================ This Resource Is Inclu
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Storybook Series - Hey Diddle Diddle {FREEBIE} Nursery Rhyme / Folk Song
Need a way to introduce "Hey Diddle Diddle" to your students? Look no further! This is the perfect resource to engage your students in singing this amazing song! This is a storybook (story book) PowerPoint presentation that can be read/sung to students like a book. Have students read or sing alo
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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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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Adapted Text: Focus on Plot, Setting
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell with Adapted Text: Focus on Plot & Setting This week long lesson on the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell focuses on plot and setting. Included: *6 page adapted version of text *Reading guide *Vocabulary homework, warmups, and
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Edgar Allen Poe Biography Intro PPT
Interactive PPT which is great for introducing students to an Edgar Allen Poe unit. The presentation is in the form of a game where students must choose between two descriptions, one from Poe's life and one from one of Poe's stories. PPT is not sequential. It includes internal links for more of an i
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Roll the Dice - Reader Response Questions
This file works for any fictional story or novel! The purpose of this activity is to spark class discussion while getting students to engage with a fictional text by focusing on the following different story elements: setting, characterization, and theme. Students roll dice to see which question t
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LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER BY ROALD DAHL
LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER BY ROALD DAHL: Enter to the strange world of Roald Dahl's shocking short story, Lamb To The Slaughter. This short story has always, without fail, been a hit in every English class I have taught. The students love this story and never see the end coming! ====================
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Short Story: PowerPoint, Activities & Printables for ANY Fiction (Grades 7-12)
(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 p
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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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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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Lesson: Seventh Grade by Gary Soto Lesson Plans Worksheets, Key, Powerpoints
"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto Lesson Resources This is a complete lesson pack for the short story "Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto. 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 provided
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IRONY VALUE BUNDLE: PowerPoint, Close Reading Unit & Activities
Get THREE substantial products in ONE and SAVE! Teach your students the concept of irony in all its amusing glory—including the three main types—while getting them laughing along the way! This 60+ page irony mega-bundle includes three products: 1) IRONY POWERPOINT: INTRODUCTION AND ACTIVITIES.
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Fiction Elements PowerPoint
This is a PowerPoint presentation designed to take place in chunks over the course of a unit (9th). I am using within my short story unit, and the examples pertain specifically to those stories. However, it is easily modifiable to any class in grades 7-12. There is a guided note-taking sheet that co
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A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury: Focus on Writer’s Style, Cause and Effect
A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury: Focus on Writer’s Style, Cause and Effect This week long lesson on the short story “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury focuses on the terms writer’s style, diction, sentence structure, figurative language, literal language, tone, mood, and cause and effect. Inc
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Greek Mythology Unit - Great for Middle School Students!
With the increasing popularity of novels based on Greek Mythology, students are more motivated than ever to read and study about the gods and goddesses of Olympus, ancient heroes and exciting monsters. Let's take advantage of their motivation!! In this unit, you will find a wide range of resources
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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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Symbolism and Allegory
This lesson on Symbolism or Allegory can be used with or without Interactive Student Notebooks (ISN). I use it in my Short Stories unit with "Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, but it is compatible with any text. What You Get: ------------------ 1. ISN spread & student sample 2. An a
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Creation Myths – Easy, Fun & Meaningful Jigsaw Activity
As a launch to any middle-school or high-school study of mythology, use this 45-minute activity where students in teams of four each read a short piece about the creation of Earth/humanity and then “divide-and-conquer” in a jigsaw activity to accomplish the rest of the tasks. Take your students thro
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Sequence of Events Jeopardy-Style Game Show
This fun and sushi themed game will help you get your students excited about practicing sequence of events. Encourage your students to use the transition words to help them find the correct answer. I also have my students list what happened in order and make sure their answer makes sense! This game
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Peter and the Wolf Story Book - Storybook Powerpoint - Tell the Story!
Need a way to give an overview of the Peter and the Wolf story by Sergei Prokofiev to go with your instrument lessons? Look no further! This is the perfect resource to go with your Peter and the Wolf Lesson Plans. This is a PowerPoint presentation that can be read to students like a book. Have s
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Plot Chart Diagram Arc - PowerPoint Notes Crime Scene - Freytag's Pyramid
Engage your students by giving your plot notes using a crime scene style presentation. The PowerPoint walks through all 6 parts of the plot (Freytag's Pyramid), as well as the 6 kinds of conflict. COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 Exposition (setting, characters, and background info) Conflict Ri
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ee cummings PowerPoint : The Far and the Near
Enjoy a taste of my fastastic powerpoint presentations. I love to use images to help students get engaged with material. Here is a sample of my prereading powerpoints that I use before reading a story. This is a smaller powerpoint that I used to introduce a small poem by ee cummings called "Old Ag
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Creative Writing Workshop Complete Bundle
Hi! I'm Livia Blackburne, author of the NY Times bestselling young adult novel Midnight Thief. In July of 2015, I ran a week long creative writing camp for middle and high school students. We had a ton of fun, and the students wrote some great short stories and novellas! After the camp, I revised my
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The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst: Focus on Symbolism, Allegory with Adapted Text
The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst: Focus on Symbolism, Allegory with Adapted Text This week long lesson on the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst focuses on symbolism and allegory. Included: *Four page adapted version of the text *Three different reading guides: one for original text, on
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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. This zipped download includes two *editable* Powerpoint files that cover: -Essential components of a story (setting, plot, charact
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Theme powerpoint
A quick and easy way to introduce Theme to your students. When I use powerpoints to introduce new ideas, I have my students take notes and only write down what is underlined. They do draw the diagrams as well.
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Using "Thank You Ma'am" in Teaching Story Elements (Plot)
PPT to give full instruction on Langston Hughes' "Thank You, Ma'am". Includes plot elements, conflict and characterization, directions for re-enacting (increase student analysis ability), and instruction/examples for writing a literary response.
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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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"Thank You, M'am" (Langston Hughes) and Characterization - PPT YOU CAN EDIT!
This FREE PowerPoint uses "Thank You, M'am" by Langston Hughes in order to teach characterization in terms of both Common Core 9-10 and Tennessee English I Standards. This presentation includes a mini-lesson on characterization as well as previewing, reading, and post-reading activities. If you ar
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The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Key
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” 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 fo
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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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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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Fiction Terms
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This is a PowerPoint Presentation which lists the following short story terms and their definitions: plot, plot outline, exposition, rising action, climax,falling action, denouement, resolution, narrative hook,character, characterization, setting, theme, and point of view. Fiction Terms by Beth Eve
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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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Two Seeds - FREE PPT!
The hit storybook, Two Seeds, has been made into a FREE PowerPoint Presentation exclusively for Teachers Pay Teachers! This is a must-have fictional story if you are learning about a plants! "Two seeds fell from the same tree..." So begins the adventure that will capture the wonder and imagination
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Edgar Allan Poe - A Quick Biography
A fun, quick, biographical Power Point used to introduce students to Edgar Allan Poe. This Power Point contains 13 slides covering his family life, growing up, his college years, and the end of his life. It hits the high points students need to remember about Poe, and this is a great introduction to
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A Complete Fiction Unit - Great for Middle School Students!
One of the most exciting topics to share with students is the elements of fiction! Kids love it and we love it! This unit brings the characteristics of literary fiction to life for students through fun and engaging Power Point presentations, handouts, assignments and activities. This unit includes
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Flowers for Algernon High/Low Vocabulary Activity
This is a PowerPoint presentation that helps to teach 15 vocabulary words for the short story version of Flowers for Algernon. The activity keeps students engaged by allowing limited movement at their desk and around the room. I have also included: -directions -handouts -a paired human sorting
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Trickster Tale Explanation
This is a brief PowerPoint created by Stacy Branam to describe what a trickster is and the elements of a trickster tale. It also gives a few examples of famous tricksters. It is a good basic introduction to the genre. Examples of tricksters used are Brer Rabbit, Anansi, and Coyote.
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The Mitten Lesson Plan with PowerPoint
This is the powerpoint presentation to go along with "The Mitten" sequencing and writing pack in my store. This powerpoint discusses the different multiple intelligences and objectives used to complete this lesson using the popular children's book by Jan Brett, "The Mitten."
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