Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}

Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
Short Story Reading & Writing Bundle {Middle & High School}
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  1. This complete and comprehensive unit for Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," is very educational, yet fun at the same time. We have included virtually everything you would need to teach this great and thrilling short story! Nothing just "skims the surface" - all of the activiti
  2. The Gift of the Magi reading and writing unit works really well for both a Thanksgiving Unit or a Christmas Unit for Middle School and High School students. As a Thanksgiving Unit, the larger themes of selflessness and thankfulness are discussed. As a Christmas Unit, these same themes are discussed
  3. This easy-to-use, very little prep, COMPLETE unit plan for "The Necklace" is filled with fun and challenging activities to get your students engaged in this twist-ending short story! This unit and all of the activities for “The Necklace” are fun, yet extremely educational. All of these activities
  4. This print-and-go resource for Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" includes EVERYTHING you need to teach this exciting and shocking short story! Six engaging activities, teacher notes, vocabulary word wall, essay question, and a complete unit test! Perfect for middle school and even high school students
Bundle Description
This is an easy-to-use, print-and-go short story unit bundle that is perfect for your middle school or high school classroom! With challenging activities, teacher annotations, in-depth discussion questions, comprehensive unit tests, and more, this bundle is a rigorous, comprehensive look at FOUR tried and true short stories.

Nothing just "skims the surface" - all of the activities, discussion questions, tests and more are extensive and focused on evidence-based logic and justification.

What is included in this bundle?
This bundle contains the following FOUR short story units:
- "The Gift of the Magi" Complete Unit
- "The Most Dangerous Game" Complete Unit
- "The Necklace" Complete Unit
- "The Lottery" Complete Unit

*CHECK OUT WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH EACH STORY!*

"THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME"
All of the activities included in this unit ask students to work closely with the text to extract evidence to support their artistic choices. Your students will love this unit for "The Most Dangerous Game"!
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Pre-Reading Activity
- Teacher Notes
- Point of View Eye Art Activity
- I Am Poem Activity
- Map and Quote Activity
- Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt and Justification Activity
- Discussion Questions
- Final Essay Question with Rubric
- 50-Question Final Unit Test and Answer Key

"GIFT OF THE MAGI"
All of the activities in this unit are meant to get students thinking more critically and logically as they provide solid evidence for any claims made. We've included plenty of fun and challenging activities, as well as a teacher annotated edition of the short story.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Teacher annotated text of "Gift of the Magi"
- Black student copy of "Gift of the Magi"
- Vocabulary Preview Crossword Puzzle with Answer Key
- Vocabulary Preview Graphic Organizer Activity
- Meaningful Gift Graphic Organizer and Activity
- Character Traits Worksheet
- Plot Summary Activity
- Hashtag Help Activity
- 10 Task Cards for Discussions
- Thank You Note Activity (with rubric for teacher)
- Essay Question (with rubric for teacher)
- Final Unit Test and Answer Key

"THE NECKLACE"
This unit and all of the activities for “The Necklace” are fun, yet extremely educational. All of these activities ask students to work closely with the text to extract evidence to support their choices. Your students are sure to love this unit, just as ours have! And we think you’ll be very happy with what they end up creating.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Instructions for Use
- Popcorn Predictions Activity
- Blank Student Copy of "The Necklace" & Teacher Annotated Copy of "The Necklace"
- Focusing on Theme Activity
- Instagram Activity
- Evidence Tracker
- Socratic Seminar Questions / Discussion Questions
- Socratic Seminar Observation Checklist
- Socratic Seminar Rubric
- "The Necklace" Test with Answer Key
- Essay Question
- Essay Question with Essay Outline
- Essay Rubric

"THE LOTTERY"
Students will use Jackson’s shocking story, “The Lottery” to evaluate vocabulary, participate in a plot prediction activity, analyze characters’ perspectives of tradition and behavior, work closely with various themes, and determine how setting can have an emotional effect on the reader and set the mood for the plot. In addition, students will identify why an author chooses to use suspense and foreshadowing and what that effect has on the story.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Instructions for Use
- "The Lottery" Poster
- Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
- Vocabulary Preview Activity
- Popcorn Predictions Activity
- Teacher Notes
- Setting Activity
- Traditions and Behavior Activity
- Suspense and Foreshadowing Activity
- Focusing on Theme Activity
- Final Unit Test with Answer Key
- Essay Question & Graphic Organizer
- Essay Rubric
- *Due to copyright law, this resource DOES NOT include the text for the short story.*


We sincerely hope you and your students enjoy this multi-week short story unit! If you have any questions at all, please email us at ebacademiccamps@gmail.com

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Total Pages
164 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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