The perfect short story for any class, Ruthless by William de Mille tells a story of revenge gone wrong. If you are looking for a short story that is gripping, with a twist in its tale. Then this short story is for you.
This activity contains a full version of the short story itself, numerous pre-reading activities, comprehension question for during, a Socratic seminar lesson with 6 discussion prompts, a FREE preview of 6 task cards from my Fiction & Literature study task cards
, analysis of language and character. There is an optional essay prompt as well.
Ideal for middle or high school students.
# Ruthless by William de Mille (copyright free) 2pgs
# Pre-reading activities 4pgs
# During reading activities 11pgs
# Post-reading activities 3pgs
# Socratic seminar instructions 1pgs
# Socratic seminar debate prompts 6pgs
# 6 post-reading Creative Thinking Task Cards
# Answer keys 2pgs
# Teacher’s planner 1pg
Set up so you can project in the classroom, with minimal printing.
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Take a look and see what buyers have said about my Ruthless resource:
♥ “I love this story! My students loved this story as well. It's a great short lesson plan to wet the students appetite for more short stories in the future!” August 6, 2017
♥ “Thank you! A fantastic resource for my classroom!” July 13, 2017
♥ “Extremely happy with this choice. Great unit plan!” August 29, 2017
♥ “I love the story and all the resources with it! It was great for a one-day lesson I needed. I can also see spreading it over a couple of days with all of the activities you included!” April 25, 2017
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