This is a story analysis for the short story "Checkouts" by Cynthia Rylant. This analysis covers:
*Plot Mapping Skills (Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution)
*Finding examples of Simile, Imagery, and Idiom
*Determining and supporting the story's Theme
*Supporting answers using Textual Evidence
This activity has been tried and tested in a 9th grade ELA classroom but is suitable for grades 6-12.
***Answer Key Included***