Short Story Bundle Unit

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    The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

    Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

    The unit includes:

    ❒ a copy of the short story

    ❒ an anticipation reading guide

    ❒ a two-page literary element cheat sheet

    ❒ plot graph

    ❒ word wall

    ❒ character trait explanation sheet

    ❒ characterization activity

    ❒ writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

    ❒ comprehensive answer key for all activities.

    18 pages total

    “The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

    This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

    ❒ a copy of the short story

    ❒ questions for comprehension

    ❒ a plot chart organizer

    ❒ activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

    ❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

    ❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

    ❒ a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

    ❒ an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

    ❒ an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

    ❒ a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

    ❒ a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

    This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

    Included in the mini-unit is:

    ❒ a copy of the short story

    ❒ a prediction chart

    ❒ an anticipation guide

    ❒ activity sheet (select important passages in the text for theme and paragraph support)

    ❒ author’s purpose activity sheet

    ❒ how to develop a theme sheet with an example

    ❒ a graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

    ❒ an answer key for all activities

    ❒ 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

    16 pages total

    The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unitincludes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

    The resource includes:

    ❒ an anticipation guide

    ❒ a copy of the short story

    ❒ questions for comprehension

    ❒ plot graph activity-❒Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

    ❒ a personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

    ❒ a comprehensive answer key for all activities

    Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

    ❒ An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story.

    ❒ A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending.

    24 pages total

    TThe Fun they Had - With online learning becoming more prevalent in our society, most of our students have experienced traditional learning in a classroom with socialization and online at home.  Both approaches to learning come with their own sets of challenges and rewards. Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” introduces an interesting opportunity for students to discuss the importance of social and human contact in learning.

     Appropriate for grades 7-10

    Resource contains

    ❒ Lesson plan to guide the teacher

    ❒ Pre-reading journal activity, a brief introduction of the author and historical context 

    ❒ A copy of the short story with directions on how to annotate the work

    ❒ Comprehension questions (in both Google Docs and Google Forms formats)

    ❒ A copy of the short story, both annotated for the teacher and without annotation for students

    ❒ An answer key

    ❒ An optional Letter Writing Enrichment Activity

    ❒ Evaluation or enrichment activity (with rubric and self-evaluation checklist)

    Pages total 17 pages and a Google Forms

    The resource is completely editable in Google Docs and Forms.

    When your purchase is complete, you will download a PDF document containing the links to the digital resources.  You will be invited to make a copy of the document and save it in your drive. 

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    Total Pages
    88 pages + 1 Google Form
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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