Pre-Reading is an important aspect of the reading process. This pre-reading activity is a creative writing response that helps students to delve into the world of "Charles" by Shirley Jackson. Using an excerpt from the short story, students must develop part of the story. This activity includes a handout that can be used as a quick bellringer or developed into a longer written response. Students will often enjoy sharing their responses! It can be neat for students to re-read their writing once they have read the short story.
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