"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry - Short Story Lesson Plan + Graphic Organizer

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A very detailed lesson plan about purposeful predictions and summarizing. Aligned to the Common Core ELA. A graphic organizer to accompany the lesson is included.

Strategy Focus
-Purposeful prediction
-Creating gist statement
-Summarizing

Title: “After Twenty Years”, short story, reprinted on page 324 of Prentice Hall Literature, Penguin Edition, 2007.
Author: O. Henry

Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Text Structure: Narrative short story
Level: 670L (Lexile measure), 5.2 guided reading


-Students will know how and be able to preview text by the end of the lesson (author, pictures, captions, titles, text features)
-Students will be able to make predictions from the text
-Students will know why making predictions is beneficial during reading
-Students will be able to enhance/adjust their predictions as they continue reading
-Students will begin to practice using textual evidence to support their predictions

Theme(s)
-Good vs. bad
-How the choices we make affect our lives/identity
-How our choices can turn a “good” person into a “bad” person

Total Pages
8
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

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"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry - Short Story Lesson Plan
"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry - Short Story Lesson Plan
"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry - Short Story Lesson Plan
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