I teach this lesson as part of a larger unit based on stories with surprise endings. Students take notes on the basics of plot, characterization, and tone and mood, and then they watch three Pixar shorts (NOT INCLUDED - SEE PREVIEW FOR INFO.) to practice identifying these elements.
This lesson is part of the Surprise endings short story unit
Other lessons found in the unit are:
“The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe (Individual lesson found here
“Lather and Nothing Else” by Hernando Tellez (Individual lesson found here
“The Open Window” by Saki (Individual lesson found here