After reading "Oliver Hyde's Dishcloth Concert" (Jr Great Series 5), use this article and questions as a paired text activity to extend the unit. Includes the article (from Readers' Digest online) and questions plus extended response question.
Article is titled "20 Simple Ways to be Happy" and it pairs with Oliver Hyde because Oliver is dealing with depression in the short story. This could be paired with other literature selections where main character is dealing with hurt/pain. (the ERQ is only question that is directly connected to Oliver Hyde and it can be tweaked to fit your own selection)