This unit includes unit plan, lesson plans, classwork, vocabulary instruction, assessments, etc. for a mini-unit on short stories. It has standards-aligned questions pertaining to "Charles" by Shirley Jackson, "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes, and "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara. These are three incredible stories with great messages for character building. This incorporates skills practice (characterization, inferences, etc.) with analyzing deeper themes in the stories.