This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6: August Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Basic Story Elements (Review)
Finding Text Evidence
Connotation and Denotation
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered. The ones above are simply the FOCUS of this unit.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story. I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.
It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. The first month’s selection is FREE! This resource includes a full two weeks of reading lessons. Please take the time to carefully examine this resource and come back when you decide you need to sign up for a year’s worth of short story units like this one. This year-long bundle is 40% off for the month of August ONLY.
List of Activities Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Story Vocabulary Mini-Lesson*
Activity 2: Journal Prompt (Anticipatory Set)*
Activity 3: Annotation Guide (Story Vocabulary)*
Activity 4: Story Vocabulary Graphic Organizer*
Activity 5: Plot Diagram Graphic Organizer**
Activity 6: Finding Text Evidence**
Activity 7: Annotation Guide (Mood/Vocabulary)**
Activity 8: Denotation and Connotation Mini-Lesson*
Activity 9: Vocabulary Guide**
Activity 10: Story Analysis***
Activity 11: Paired Nonfiction Article*
Activity 12: Nonfiction Text Graphic Organizer**
Activity 13: Paired Video Analysis**
Activity 14: Essential Question (Putting It Together)***
Activity 15: Write an Expository Paragraph*
Grades 7 & 8 Short Story of the Month Clubs will be available August 16. On that day, you’ll be able to download the August selection for your grade FREE as well as purchase the full year’s membership for 50% off, August 16-17 only.