This unit offers multiple opportunities for students to practice writing summaries as well as identifying elements of plot. Each short story can be found online for free. Lexile levels are included for each text for easy small-group instructional purposes. An expository prompt and narrative prompt are included for culminating end-of-unit activities. Rubrics are included for all summaries, essays, and projects. This unit offers activities focusing on texts read as a whole group, small groups, and independently. Comprehension sheets accompany each literary text included. This is a great resource to introduce theme as well as review plot elements, imagery and description, connotation and denotation, as well as writing.