Short Stories by Theme--Dealing with Death

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This short story bundle is grouped by the theme Dealing with Death. Featuring eight short stories ranging in grade levels from middle school to high school, this unit includes short stories that focus on the various ways death can affect characters and how those deaths affect the plot and meaning of the story. Each lesson plan includes essential questions, CC standards, appropriate grade level, location for the story, a summary of the story, a skill builder for each story, vocabulary words, writing activity, discussion questions, and a student reading question worksheet. There are also 20 additional after reading activities and reading comprehension worksheets to use for the stories. Complete list of stories:
“The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe
“Mars is Heaven” by Ray Bradbury
“How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O’Brien
“Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway
“Death by Landscape” by Margaret Atwood
“A Death in the Desert” by Willa Sibert Cather
“The Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield
“The Wives of the Dead” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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