This mega pack (a 45% discount over buying a la carte) includes worksheets and/or activities for 12 popular short stories, as well as two analysis/assessment activities that can be adapted to almost any story.
1. Short Story Analysis Worksheet- This worksheet can be edited for any story, possibly novels as well. Students are asked to:
--Analyze point of view
--Characterize protagonist and antagonist
2. Literary Elements Analysis Graphic Organizer- This graphic organizer is a great, compact way to analyze and review the major literary elements within a text. It works best with shorter stories, but can also be used with novels. It could also be used as an assessment.
Literary elements covered:
--Point of View
3. "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Lesson Plan- This lesson plan is designed to take approximately 2 90 minute blocks. The students read and discuss the story, fill out an active reading chart, and pair several related nonfiction texts with the story. This package includes:
--2 day lesson plan
--Link to full text of story with "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper" letter from the author
--Link to active reading chart
--Link to background YouTube video
--Link to brochure on Postpartum Depression
--Link to website on "The Rest Cure"
--Link to website on "The West Cure"
--Reading questions for nonfiction paired texts
4. James Hurst "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading Questions- James Hurst is an important American author. His story "The Scarlet Ibis" offers a great look at characterization, symbolism and theme. This worksheet asks students to analyze those elements as they read.
5. Liam O'Flaherty "The Sniper" Reading Questions AND PowerPoint- Liam O'Flaherty is an important Irish author. His story "The Sniper" offers a great look at prediction, foreshadowing, and the conflict in Northern Ireland. This worksheet asks students to analyze those elements as they read. This PowerPoint offers background information on the Troubles in Ireland.
6. Multicultural Reading: Chinua Achebe Civil Peace Reading Questions- Chinua Achebe is an important Nigerian author. His story "Civil Peace" offers a great look at theme, character motivation, and real-world connections to literature. This worksheet asks students to analyze these elements as they read.
7. Multicultural Reading: Judith Ortiz Cofer Catch the Moon Reading Questions- Judith Ortiz Cofer is an important Latina author. Her story "Catch the Moon" offers a great look at theme, point of view, and the eternal struggle between kids and their parents. This worksheet asks students to analyze these elements as they read.
8. Poe Fall of the House of Usher Questions & Journal- "The Fall of the House of Usher" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's best stories. This document contains a 1-pager, or one page information sheet, study guide questions, and a journal entry assignment.
9. Roald Dahl Lamb to the Slaughter Reading Questions- Roald Dahl is an extremely diverse and entertaining author. His story "Lamb to the Salughter" offers a great look at prediction, foreshadowing, characterization and irony. This worksheet asks students to analyze these elements as they read.
10. Saki "The Interlopers" Reading Questions- Saki is an important British author. His story "The Interlopers" offers a great look at prediction, foreshadowing and irony. This worksheet asks students to analyze those elements as they read.
11. W.D. Wetherell The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant Reading Questions- Students in more rural areas tend not to see too many short stories that they can relate to. W.D. Wetherell's "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant" is all about living in the country, and focuses on conflict and characterization.
12. W.W. Jacobs Monkey's Paw Reading Questions- "The Monkey's Paw" is a heartbreaking, suspenseful story by W.W. Jacobs. This story offers a great look at prediction, foreshadowing, suspense, and the theme of "be careful what you wish for." This worksheet asks students to analyze these elements as they read.
13. Walter Dean Myers "Treasure of Lemon Brown" Reading Questions- Walter Dean Myers is a fantastic African American and young adult author. His story "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" is great for characterization. This worksheet asks students to predict before reading, and analyze the characters as they read.
14. Yoshiko Uchida "The Bracelet" Reading Questions- Yoshiko Uchida is an important Japanese American author. Her story "The Bracelet" offers a great look at conflict, point of view, and what is was like to be a prisoner in the WWII Japanese internment camps. This worksheet asks students to analyze those elements as they read.
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