“The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner is a short story about making generalizations, and perfect for teaching or reinforcing the elements of plot. The story centers on an argument that occurs at a dinner party while events happening during the argument counter claims being made. This resource is aligned to Common Core Standards and provides opportunities for students to critically evaluate vocabulary, steps to solving problems, how characters approach challenge, and theme using evidence from the text! One of the most amazing components is the inclusion of FOUR original graphic organizers with answer keys. These organizers can be used with other texts!
This is a jam packed short story evaluation that includes:
Suggested Lesson Plan
Common Core Aligned Questions based on the text
Original Graphic Organizers
Description of how to implement Graphic Organizers
It is the perfect supplement for a short story unit and/or reinforcing ideas from fiction reading. It is simple enough to be used as an emergency substitute lesson plan!
If you like this short story, please check out my other short story lesson plans:
Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "Charles"
Rigorous Short Story Lesson "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan Raymond's Run
Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "The Dinner Party"
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