Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit

Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
Ransom of Red Chief Complete Study Unit
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The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story that is a great example of both situational and dramatic irony for middle school or high school students. This is a comprehensive study unit that includes everything you need to teach this classic short story: Vocabulary, Irony, Plot Diagram, Short Story Elements, PowerPoints, Quizlet links, Compare and Contrast Essays for the movie and/or compare to Home Alone!

Pre-Reading

  • Introduce Vocabulary using the Vocabulary PowerPoint
  • Introduce Irony - link to a free resource

Read

  • Vocabulary list and practice pages, including a crossword and quizlet link.
  • Read Side by Side - The story and the questions are side by side to create a student packet. Discuss and Answer Comprehension Questions.

Post-Reading

  • Identify different types of Irony in the Ransom of Red Chief
  • Story Analysis - Short Story Elements
  • Sequence Events – Students number events from the story to put them in order
  • Plot Diagram – students label aspects of the plot. Can cut and paste onto a plot diagram.
  • Review PowerPoint - I used it as a game. The PP has questions and then shows the answer. I divided the class into teams and did the PP a couple of times.
  • Review on Quizlet
  • Test

Extension

  • Watch the movie by Hallmark (link included - IT IS HILARIOUS!), take notes on a T-chart or venn diagram, and write a compare and contrast essay.
  • Watch HOME ALONE, take notes on a T-chart, and write an essay identifying and comparing similarities and parallels.
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