Short Stories Unit with Interactive Notes

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This is a common core aligned unit that focuses on basic literary skills (such as identifying theme, figurative language, plot, characterization, conflict, inference, identifying symbols, compare/contrast, and summary) using short stories and poems. These activities are focused around specific short stories and poems but could be adapted to other works. Here are some more specifics:

Stories/Poems Used:
My Mother Pieced Quilts
Abuela Invents the Zero
The Treasure of Lemon Brown
Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold
Introduction to Poetry

What's Included:

Practice Work:
Literary Elements worksheets for Abuela Invents the Zero and The Treasure of Lemon Brown
Targeted Theme/Symbol/Inference worksheet for My Mother Pieced Quilts and Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold

Summative Assessments:
Final assessment using Gil's Furniture and Introduction to Poetry
Outline for informative compare/contrast essay

Presentations:
PowerPoints for theme, symbol/inference, SRE statements

Notes:
Unit 1 Skills Tracker/Table of Contents/Tabs
Summary Topic Sentence
Character Conflict
Character Types
Figurative Language
Identifying Theme
SRE Statements and Claims
Verb Bank for Summaries
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Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Short Stories Unit with Interactive Notes
Short Stories Unit with Interactive Notes
Short Stories Unit with Interactive Notes
Short Stories Unit with Interactive Notes
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