This is a week-long unit on the short story "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte. The focus of the story can be on stereotypes or on Realism/Regionalism in American Literature. The unit includes notes, a desert island journal entry, a study guide with a key, and directions for group skits. All directions are very detailed. For example, the group skits are broken down into sections of the story in which I highlight the characters needed and the major plot points which need to be performed by each group. I also included a few modifications for different levels.