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Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 8
Grab this collection of popular short story units tailored for Grade 8! I am creating these units specifically around the CCSS for grade 8, but they can absolutely be used in grades 6-10 - please check the preview file to verify this. Try the first month (August!) free! Click here.
This is a PREORDER for the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 8 GROWING BUNDLE. Currently, only August and September are available. Many of the story titles are TBD, and the ones listed here are tentative and subject to change at any time. Release dates are listed below.
With this purchase, you will receive a new short story unit every month that is tailored to meet Common Core Standards in YOUR specific grade. This purchase includes nine months of short stories, from August-May (no story in December). A TEKS alignment will also be included.
Every unit will be just as jam-packed and rigorous as the Monkey’s Paw Unit for August, including essential questions that tie together paired texts (included or access provided) across genres and types, close reading with annotation guides, mini-lessons for relevant concepts and skills, comprehension quizzes and tests, vocabulary guides, discussion questions, questions that require text evidence, and tons more. Each unit will include lesson plans and activities that span 8-10 days of 60 minute classes.
These nine units will comfortably cover ALL Reading Literature Common Core Standards for Grade 8, address many Reading Informational Text Standards for Grade 8, plus additional standards in Writing, Language, and Speaking and Listening. Each unit will include at least one paired text, likely a related nonfiction selection or poem with analysis. I will also create an editable midterm and final exam for you that covers the content and skills you've taught as part of this bundle.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those are only available in the original resources.
Grade 8 Release Dates*:
2. September Selection – Flowers for Algernon (AVAILABLE NOW!)
3. October Selection – Available October 3* – The Tell-Tale Heart**
4. November Selection – Available November 5* – The Diary of Anne Frank Drama (Play Version)**
---- Midterm Exam ---- Available December 3*
5. January Selection – Available January 14* – TBD
6. February Selection – Available February 4* – Narrative Poem, possibly Paul Revere's Ride**
7. March Selection – Available March 4* – Mythology Unit (specifics undecided) - possibly comparing Moana/Polynesian Mythology to Greek Mythology
8. April Selection – Available April 1* – Story TBD
9. May Selection – Available April 29* – MAYBE The Necklace? or TBD
---- Final Exam ---- Available May 6*
**Please note that story selections are tentative and are subject to change. I will keep you posted of any changes here.
Club members choose remaining selections! Please follow the instructions doc in this download to make story recommendations and vote on your favorites to be included!
Join the Facebook group to receive update notifications and support on implementing these lessons! Instructions and details for joining included within this download.
Q: How much will each individual unit cost?
A: approximately $7-$8
Q: Are the short stories included with this download?
A: No, but I am taking care to choose stories that I can easily direct you to in case the story is not in your anthology. I’ll provide you with suggested links.
Q: I purchased more than one grade level club membership. Will you use any of the same stories in multiple grades?
A: No, definitely not. I will never use the same story in more than one collection.
Q: What about 6th grade? 7th grade?
A: Those clubs can be found here:
*Dates subject to change