Teach any (or all!) of your favorite short stories with this one resource!
This set of twelve short-story based graphic organizers will guide your students through literary analysis and dig deep into the elements of a short story. And the best part, they can be used with any short story!
The graphic organizers include:
1. author bio sheet (adding a bit of research practice!)
2. story summary and initial reading questions/reaction to the story
3. vocabulary collector
4. the setting
5. plot elements
7. character motive
12. personal review
Graphic organizers include mini-notes to help students focus on the analysis objective. For example, the types of conflict or elements of setting.
Just choose your favorite short stories...and your unit or lesson plans are finished!
Reasons to love this lesson:
⚬ Print front-to-back for a six-page workbook – or just print the individual graphic organizers you want to use.
⚬ Use each page as a mini lesson – or allow your students to work independently
⚬ Perfect for differentiating – you can match your students with the short story that is best for them!
⚬ Great for literacy centers & reading workshop
⚬ Pop into your sub tub for an instant lesson plan!
⚬ These graphic organizers are a workhorse! You can use them all year long with any short story!
Be sure to check out the preview!
If you are looking for complete short story lessons, check out these three scary stories:
⚬ “The Monkeys Paw” Short Story Study
⚬ ”The Tell Tale Heart” Short Story Study
⚬ "The Lottery" Short Story Analysis
When your students are ready to write their own stories, this will help them:
⚬ Write a Scary Story (Printable)
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