This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: August Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Elements of Plot (Plot Pyramid)
Citing Text Evidence
Similes and Metaphors
Analyzing Characters’ Actions
Free Verse Poetry
Comparing Poem to Short Story w/Similar Themes
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered. The ones above are simply the FOCUS of this unit.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story. I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.
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List of Activities & Standards Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Plot Structure Lesson**
Activity 2: Plot Structure Practice**
Activity 3: Vocabulary Guide Part A: Context Clues*
Activity 4: Journal Prompt*
Activity 5: Video Comprehension*
Activity 6: Annotation Guide (Character’s Actions)**
Activity 7: Comprehension Quiz*
Activity 8: Annotation Guide (Elements of Plot)***
Activity 9: The Plot Pyramid**
Activity 10: Vocabulary Part B: Similes & Metaphors**
Activity 11: Lesson on Citing Text Evidence**
Activity 12: Questions for Citing Text Evidence***
Activity 13: Remedial Activity for Text Evidence*
Activity 14: Analyzing Dialogue***
Activity 15: Comprehension Skills Test**
Activity 16: Free Verse Poetry Mini-Lesson*
Activity 17: Free Verse Practice***
Activity 18: ”Oranges” Poetry Analysis
Activity 19: Comparing “Oranges” to “Seventh Grade”***
Activity 20: Read/Discuss ”Middle School Crush” Essay*
Activity 21: Essential Question***
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Grade 6 Short Story of the Month Club
Grade 8 Short Story of the Month Club