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“President Cleveland, Where Are You?”, by Robert Cormier, is the focus of this highly detailed lesson. Students use literature links to create a hands on connection to the story and its themes.
This file contains a variety of activities to keep your students interacting with the text to answer the essential question: How do you uncover clues to a story’s theme? Graphic organizers, sparking questions, questions requiring higher-order thinking skills, and a rubric/checklist grading sheet are all a part of this file.
This unit contains very clear lessons to follow. I made this for 6th graders, but this story can work with high level 5th through 8th grade.
If you would like other short story lessons be sure to see my Short Story Activities "I Am Poem"