Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments

Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
Multicultural Short Story Bundle: Unit Map, Activities, Projects, & Assessments
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    Multicultural Literature is the perfect way to get students out of their comfort zones and into other geographical worlds. This short story unit contains SIX different acclaimed texts that feature renowned authors from around the globe: O.Henry, Sandra Cisneros, Chinua Achebe, Anita Desai, Saki, and Hans Christian Anderson. Throughout this unit, students will engage in a wide array of rigorous activities that not only challenge them academically, but also physically, psychologically, and socially. In the end, they will emerge as cultural scholars - equipped with prediction practice, a more expansive vocabulary, heightened literary analysis skills, informational, narrative, and argumentative writing prowess, and unforgettable bonds with family and friends.

    Products Included:

    1. "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry: Close Reading and Analysis Unit

    - “Tea Party” Pre-reading activity to frontload student knowledge

    - “Vocabulary Emojis” to help students with unknown words

    - “Irony Man Hunt” activity for students to find as they read

    - Post-reading “Character Sketches” and analysis questions

    - “The Ransom of _____?” Creative Writing Project with Rubric

    - Multiple-Choice Quiz

    - Detailed Answer Keys!!

    2. "The Open Window" by Saki: Close Reading and Analysis Unit

    ~ Pre-reading Probable Passage Activity

    ~ During Reading Plot Analysis Chart

    ~ After Reading Conflict Analysis Bubbles

    ~ After Reading Analysis Questions

    ~ After Reading Short Film Compare/Contrast Diagram

    ~ Argumentative Critique Essay Project with Rubric

    ~ Multiple-Choice & Matching Quiz

    ~ Detailed Answer Keys!

    3. "Games At Twilight" by Anita Desai: Close Reading and Analysis Unit

    ~Pre-reading Quick Write – to frontload student knowledge

    ~During Reading “Vocabulary In Context” Activity

    ~After Reading “Identifying and Analyzing Character Complexity”

    ~After Reading “Identifying and Analyzing Sensory Language”

    ~After Reading Symbolism Activity

    ~“Create Your Own Game” Culminating Group Project Planning Guide

    ~“Create Your Own Game” Culminating Group Project Rubric, Group Member Responsibility Chart, and Presentation Feedback Forms

    ~Multiple-Choice Assessment

    ~Detailed Answer Keys!

    4. "The Little Match Girl" Christmas Story: Close Reading and Analysis Unit

    ~Pre-reading Unit Vocabulary Handout

    ~Pre-reading “Author’s Perspective” Activity

    ~Copy of the Story (so students can mark up the text as they read)

    ~During Reading Analysis Questions

    ~Post Reading Language Analysis Activity

    ~Alternate Ending Creative Writing Project

    ~Alternate Ending Project Rubric

    ~Real World Connections Project

    ~Real World Connections Project Rubric

    ~Multiple Choice Quiz

    ~Detailed Answer Keys

    5. "Only Daughter" by Sandra Cisneros: Close Reading and Analysis Unit

    ~ Pre-reading “Gender Roles” Article Assignment

    ~ Pre-reading Spanish Vocabulary Worksheet

    ~ During Reading Comprehension questions

    ~ After reading Explanatory Writing Task

    ~ After Reading Cultural Interview Project with Argumentative Response

    ~ Multiple Choice Assessment

    6. "Civil Peace" by Chinua Achebe: Close Reading and Analysis Unit

    ~Before Reading - “The Biafran War” Background and Video Response

    ~Before Reading – “Visual Vocabulary” Activity

    ~During Reading – “Guided Reading” Comprehension Activities

    ~After Reading – “Literary Analysis” Chart and Response

    ~Culminating Activity – “Nigerian Current Event Project” (with rubric)

    ~Summative Assessment – “Multiple-Choice Quiz”

    ~Detailed Answer Keys!

    **Together, these materials cover MOST of the CCSS ELA Anchor standards for Reading and Writing**

    Keywords: Multicultural literature, multicultural short stories, Chinua Achebe, Saki, Sanra Cisneros, Anita Desai, O.Henry, Hans Christian Anderson, short story unit, short story unit map, CCSS short stories, CCSS lesson plans, characterization, irony, plot elements, figurative language, sensory language, symbolism, theme, mood, tone, denotation, connotation, author's purpose, Mexican literature, African Literature, European literature, American literature, Indian Literature, information writing, argumentative writing, narrative writing, complete unit, bundled lesson plans, activities, handouts, worksheets, printables

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    Teaching Duration
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