“Charles” by Shirley Jackson is an amazing short story that is sure to grab the attention of your students. Students are invested in close reading for clues, find evidence, and determining the elements of plot. All materials provided in this lesson will allow students to do this at a high level! One of the most amazing components is the higher level vocabulary activities that position students to make inferences, use new words to describe characters, and summarize sentences where the word is used.
This is a jam packed short story evaluation that includes:
Detailed Lesson Plan
Five Original Graphic Organizers with Sample Student Responses
Common Core Aligned Questions from the text
Task cards to assign student annotated reading role (3 different roles)
Excluding Title Page this resource is 28 pages! It is perfect for introducing a short story unit and reinforcing ideas from fiction reading. It is simple enough to be used as an emergency substitute lesson plan!
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Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "Charles"
by Raising Rigor
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