This packet includes: lesson plan, introductory assignment designed to engage students in creative thinking and writing, ideas for differentiated writing activities, the short story A Spring Morning, and reading discussion questions
The standards that I work with are:
1) Analyze works of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes and concepts.
2) Read and comprehend literary fiction and non-fiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.
I include with this lesson a copy of the short story A Spring Morning which is included in the book A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink. The only reason why I include a copy of this story is because it is available online for free from the publisher at:
There are 23 short stories in the book and the publisher has made 9 of them available for free through the google books page. If you go to the link above and scroll half way down the page there is a section title Contents under which are links to the 9 free chapters/stories of which A Spring Morning is one. The price of this lesson plan is for the lesson and not the reading material.
**you may want to use the copy of the book on the website rather than making copies for your entire class