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Short Story Unit

Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Short Story Unit
Product Description
SHORT STORY UNIT: This full unit contains a variety of activities to study the elements of fiction through short stories. Personally, I love teaching short stories in the classroom. They make for a quick read, but allow depth in conversation. Students can gain a deeper understanding of the literary structure, participate in literary analysis, and makiE connections all within a couple class periods.

• Elements of Fiction Notes
o Including Student Guided Notes
o Short Videos selected for classroom discussion while going over the notes.

• Literary Map Interactive Assignment
o After taking notes, students will complete this interactive assignment applying
the information in visual form based on a Grimm’s Brother Fairy Tale.
o Example included

• The Wish” by Roald Dahl
o Full Text
o Post Reading worksheet including Vocabulary, Comprehension and Application
Questions
o Post reading classroom discussion activity
o Post reading writing assignment

• “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury
o Full Text
o Post Reading worksheet including Vocabulary, Comprehension and Application
Questions
o Post reading classroom discussion activity
o Post reading writing assignment

• Found Poem
o Poetry writing assignment centered on theme. Students take one of the stories
read, identify key words and phrases within the story that support the theme,
then reorder these words into a poem format.
o Example included.

• Detailed Short Story Writing Brainstorming
o After reading other people’s work, students get a chance to create a story
themselves. This detailed brainstorming worksheet includes specific notes on
the 5 elements of fiction along with guided questions to help students plan out
their own individual story.


The unit files come in both Word and PDF formats for easy printing.
Total Pages
N/A
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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