Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks - Literary Elements for Common Core

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Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks - Literary Elements for Common Core

Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks help teach Common Core aligned literary elements. These interactive reading foldable activities become an "anchor" for standards taught, and students make a great reference for students to refer back to throughout the year. Interactive Reading Notebooks make excellent additions to your reading program.

These activities for teaching literature include creative and Common Core aligned foldables, notes, and Interactive Notebook elements to teach a variety of literary elements relating to short stories. This package contains fun resources to teach:

-Short Story Elements
-Internal and External Conflict
-Character Traits
-Point of View
-Flat, Static, Round, and Dynamic Characters
-Protagonist and Antagonist

Also included in this Interactive Notebook package are foldables, comprehension questions, and Interactive Notebook elements to use along with 10 different short stories! Answer keys, student examples, and links to online versions of all stories are included! Resources included were developed to be used along with the following short stories:

The Tell Tale Heart – Edgar Allan Poe
Rain, Rain, Go Away – Isaac Asimov
Lamb to the Slaughter – Roald Dahl
Ransom of Red Chief – O. Henry
The Necklace – Guy De Maupassant
The Elevator – William Sleator
The Chaser – John Collier
A Sound of Thunder – Ray Bradbury
Examination Day – Henry Slesar
The Most Dangerous Game – Richard Connell

As an added bonus, a full set of reading comprehension strategy questions are included. These questions can be answered along with any of the short stories, and are great for homework, differentiation, and extension activities. Questions ask students to visualize, infer, determine importance, question, summarize, and make connections. Information on how to create a successful answer, as well as a student checklist, are also included.

Also included are three pages of information on the advantages of using Interactive Notebooks with your students, as well as tips for setting them up for use in your classroom.

All needed resources are included. Very little teacher prep is needed - simply print and teach!

Interactive Reading Notebooks are powerful tools to enable students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. Interactive Notebooks allow students to express their ideas in unique ways, and process information presented in class.

Students love these notebooks because they are interactive and fun. Teachers love Interactive Notebooks because they are engaging and provide a visual record of the standards taught, that students can refer back to throughout the year.

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Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks - Literary Eleme
Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks - Literary Eleme
Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks - Literary Eleme
Short Story Interactive Reading Notebooks - Literary Eleme