This lesson plan utilizes the short story J.K. Rowling created for her Harry Potter Series, "The Deathly Hallows" as a means of interaction between students and the elements of a short story. It presents a contemporary short story so students will find it easier to connect with. It is also being used as scaffolding for the students to write their own short story by the end of the unit.
Included is a complete lesson plan with a graphic organizer (attached in a separate post for FREE), a copy of the story as it's told in the movie clip, and the link for the clip of the story from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Pt. 1".
I hope you have as much success with it as I did! Good luck!