End of Year Reading and Writing Activities PRINT and DIGITAL Distance Learning

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These engaging and challenging end of the year activities are print-and-go and easy-to-use, as well as adapted for Digital Online Distance Learning as well! This unit is the perfect way to keep those last few weeks of school highly engaging, fun, AND academic in your middle school classroom. Great for grades 6-11 (you can adjust depending on the rigor you need for your students).

**Make sure to view the PREVIEW to see all of what's included!**

Hemingway's short story, "The End of Something," is a great story to use as a final unit at the end of the school year. With these supplemental activities, students are encouraged to reflect on the feelings they experience when something comes to an end and use these observations to analyze the characters in the story, as well as write their own short story / personal narrative (which can be part of a class anthology if desired). In addition to multiple activities and the personal narrative portion of the unit, we have also included a thought-provoking final essay question AND graphic organizers to help bring the unit full circle for you.

We have included multiple resources for you to not only teach this unit, but engage students, AND have them complete a personal narrative!


  • Teacher Notes
  • Instructions for Use for EACH Activity
  • Vocabulary Preview Activity
  • Characterization Activity
  • Reflecting on The End of Things Activity (using textual evidence & justification to support claims)
  • Narrative Writing Activity
  • Narrative Writing Brainstorm Graphic Organizer
  • Narrative Writing Outline Graphic Organizer
  • Comparing & Understanding SIX Types of Leads in Narrative Writing: Provides students with the six most common kinds of leads in narrative writing as well as examples of each.
  • Writing Your Own Leads Activity
  • Narrative Writing Rubric
  • Final Essay Question
  • Essay Graphic Organizers (Intro, Body Paragraphs, & Conclusion)
  • Essay Rubric
  • Extension Activity - Comic Strip of What Happened Next?
  • DIGITAL VERSION, so you can easily use this resource in your Google Classroom™. Students can write directly into the Google Slides™ included.

*PLEASE NOTE: This resource DOES NOT include the full text of the short story, "The End of Something."

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Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.


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