Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron” is named as a CCSS exemplar text for grade 11. It is a story of a young city girl named Sylvia, who escaped the city and came to live with her grandmother in the country. She meets a young ornithologist hunter seeking a rare bird he has spotted in the area. As the story progresses, Sylvia must make a choice with whether or not she should tell the hunter, whom she is developing feelings for, that she knows where he can find the bird.
This is a 35 page Common Core aligned NO PREP short story unit for the “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett.
This short story teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess “A White Heron.” The table of contents makes finding information quick and easy. ANSWER KEY IS INCLUDED.
Included in this Short Story Unit:
Short Story Text:
▸The original short story with added pictures to enhance the text
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Glossary (included with short story text)
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Student Packet featuring:
▸ Questions for Discussion or Written Response
▸CCSS Checklist for grades 9-12
Easy to Grade Assessments:
▸Review Quiz (M/C and fill-in)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
R.L. 9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 9.10
R.L. 10.1, 10.2, 10.4, 10.10
R.L. 11.1, 11.2, 11.4, 11.10
R.L. 12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.10
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸compare and contrast
▸describe how a character changes throughout the text
▸identifying turning point/climax
▸19th century American literature/women’s literature
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