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This bundle of short stories is perfect for mini-lessons or reading workshop centers to expose students to examples of different genres: fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, and historical fiction. Each story has a specific reading comprehension focus and includes reading response materials.
This bundle includes:
•5 short stories: A mystery, a historical fiction, a realistic fiction, a science fiction, and a fantasy
•Student response pages for each story
•A teacher guide for each story
•A printable PDF version and a PDF for student digital use
Stories included in this bundle:
•Realistic Fiction (Making Predictions): The Box- Lucy has a special box. When a neighborhood bully threatens to take it, Lucy offers him a chance to do just that, but she's pretty sure he won't like what's inside.
•Historical Fiction (Point of View): Aboard the S.S. Cleveland (Steerage)- Explore steerage conditions through the eyes of an undercover U.S. immigration investigator!
• Fantasy (Character Traits): Wizard for Hire-Kelidar is an aspiring wizard, eager to build his reputation. When a family in need knocks on his door, his wizardly prowess is put to the test.
•Science Fiction (Examining Narrator Influence): Five Minute Futures- Matt pays to catch a glimpse of his future, but isn't happy with what he sees.
•Mystery (Making Inferences): Swimming Upstream-Tommy Truman is a 4th grader who has a knack for discovering the truth. Tommy volunteers to judge a fishing competition. Who catches the biggest fish? Who gets caught in a lie?
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