This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6: September Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Basic Story Elements (Review)
Elements of Plot
Finding Text Evidence
Using Context Clues
Constructed Response Questions for RL.6.5
Main Idea & Supporting Details (Informational Text)
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered. The ones above are simply the FOCUS of this unit.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story. I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.
It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. Download and view the unit for another short story, Stray, for free here.
I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
List of Activities Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Idioms Interactive Notebook Lesson NEW*
Activity 2: Plot Pyramid Interactive Notebook Lesson*
Activity 3: BONUS Plot Printables**
Activity 4: Vocabulary Guide: Idioms & Context Clues**
Activity 5: Journal Activity*
Activity 6: Annotation Guide (Vocabulary)*
Activity 7: Story Vocabulary Organizer (Review)*
Activity 8: Comprehension Quiz*
Activity 9: Annotation Guide: Plot Analysis**
Activity 10: Plot Elements Graphic Organizer**
Activity 11: Text Evidence: Find Evidence That…**
Activity 12: Lesson–Question Examples CCSS RL.6.5***
Activity 13: Story Analysis CCSS RL.6.5***
Activity 14: Genres of Fiction Lesson*
Activity 15: Comprehension Skills Test***
Activity 16: Concussion Video Clip Discussion*
Activity 17: Main Ideas & Details Lesson Review*
Activity 18: Nonfiction Article Activity Guide***
Activity 19: Nonfiction Skills Mini-Assessment**
Activity 20: Essential Question (Putting It All Together)***
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quiz and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.