"Checkouts" Short Story Analysis

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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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)
*Direct/Indirect Characterization
*Finding examples of Simile, Imagery, and Idiom
*Determining and supporting the story's Theme
*Making Inferences
*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***
Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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