Short Story Bundle: Adapted Versions of Texts - Print & Digital

Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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7 Short Story Lessons
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    1. This bundle of short stories includes ALL of my short story lessons. You can find all of the lessons including public domain texts here and all of the lessons including adapted texts here.The resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Dri
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    All of the short stories in this bundle include an adapted version of the text.

    The resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.). These lessons are perfect for creating a short story unit or adding on to your own. Each text can also be taught as an independent lesson and in any order. Students will read a variety of short stories that introduce and reinforce literary terms.

    Terms include: plot, chronological order, flashback, foreshadowing, conflict, setting, mood, the parts of the plot mountain, point of view, tone, voice, persona, unreliable narrator, writer's style, figurative language, symbolism, allegory, theme, imagery, irony, ambiguity, and the historical and biographical approaches to literary criticism.

    Lessons are included for:

    *The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

    *The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

    *The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

    *American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer

    *The Lady or The Tiger by Frank Stockton

    *A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

    *The Stolen Party by Liliana Heker

    The resources for each of these stories includes support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as graphic organizers, and sentence frames and suggested transitions for writing,

    Included resources vary slightly by text, but most include note taking presentations, skill practice, a reading guide, a constructed response prompt and response forms, vocabulary homework, bell ringers, and quizzes, and extension activities. Preview each short story lesson for a full description of what each includes. Each of the short story lessons can also be purchased individually.

    Total Pages
    7 Short Story Lessons
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
    Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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