Short Story Unit Bundle: Teaching Literary Elements - Print & Digital

Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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14 Short Story Lessons
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    This bundle of short stories includes ALL of my short story lessons. You can find all of the lessons including public domain texts here and all of the lessons including adapted texts here.

    The resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.). These lessons are perfect for creating a short story unit or adding on to your own. Each text can also be taught as an independent lesson and in any order. The preview for this resource lists the short stories included as well as the skills in focus, terms covered, and skill-based (as opposed to text-based) resources for each. Students will read a variety of short stories that introduce and reinforce literary terms.

    Terms include: plot, chronological order, flashback, foreshadowing, conflict, setting, mood, the parts of the plot mountain, point of view, tone, voice, persona, unreliable narrator, writer's style, figurative language, symbolism, allegory, theme, imagery, irony, ambiguity, and the historical and biographical approaches to literary criticism.

    Lessons are included for:

    *The Interlopers by Saki

    *The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty

    *The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

    *The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

    *The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

    *Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing

    *American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer

    *The Lady or The Tiger by Frank Stockton

    *The Gift of the Magi by O Henry

    *Geraldo No Last Name by Sandra Cisneros

    *A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

    *The Stolen Party by Liliana Heker

    *Thank You M'am by Langston Hughes

    *The Mixer" by P. G. Wodehouse

    The resources for each of these stories includes support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as graphic organizers, and sentence frames and suggested transitions for writing,

    Included resources vary slightly by text, but most include note taking presentations, skill practice, a reading guide, an adapted text, a constructed response prompt and response forms, vocabulary homework, bell ringers, and quizzes, and extension activities. Preview each short story lesson for a full description of what each includes. Each of the short story lessons can also be purchased individually.

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    Total Pages
    14 Short Story Lessons
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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