Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions

Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Unit with Test ~ Printable and Google Versions
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This short story teaching unit uses “Lamb to the Slaughter” as an anchor text to cover some of the major elements of fiction. It also provides a text dependent analysis prompt and handouts to teach objective summary. Note-taking pages, literary device analysis pages, and a complete test are all included. Specifically, the following resources are included:

  • A detailed plan telling you step by step how to use this resource and how to teach “Lamb to the Slaughter”
  • A close reading guide for students to use as they read the story. This guide will help students with comprehension. It can be used if you read the story as a class or if students read independently.
  • Note-taking page on setting accompanied with a key – Students will learn what setting includes as well as how some settings affect characters and plot and some do not
  • Setting analysis activity – Students will take a look at the setting and how it affects the characters in "Lamb to the Slaughter".
  • Note -taking page on the parts of plot accompanied with a key
  • Plot analysis for “Lamb to the Slaughter” A key is included
  • Note-taking page on point of view and perspective accompanied with a key -These notes will focus on the difference between point of view and perspective and how authors can use perspective to create tension or humor in a story.
  • Perspective analysis for “Lamb to the Slaughter” Students will take a look at how this story would be different if it were told from a different perspective. A key is included.
  • Note-taking page on irony accompanied with a key. These notes will cover the three types of irony.
  • Irony analysis for “Lamb to the Slaughter” Students will take a look at irony in the story, noting specific examples. A key is included.
  • Note-taking page on theme accompanied with a key. A practice page for theme that has students read statements and determine why the statements are not good theme statements is also included.
  • Theme analysis for “Lamb to the Slaughter” Students will develop their own theme statement and determine how it was developed. A key is included with a sample theme statement.
  • Objective summary notes - Using these notes, teach students what a good objective summary has and doesn't have. A handout is included for students to write their own objective summary for this story. If you do not have time to write summaries, a handout is included with four summaries. Students will pick the one that is the best summary. You can then discuss the problems with the other three.
  • A text dependent analysis prompt is included along with a brainstorming handout and a complete sample essay.
  • A study guide for the test is included.
  • A 20 multiple-choice question test with key is included
  • A creative poetry activity is also included.

A link to a Google Slides version of all note-taking pages and activity pages is included.

A link to the test in Google Forms is included.

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Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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50 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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