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"The Cat Who Thought She Was a Dog and the Dog Who Thought He Was a Cat by Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer is a classic fable. Your students will enjoy this story about peasant farmers who come across a mirror. The mirror brings chaos to their lives and teaches them a valuable lesson.
In this short story unit you will receive:
1. Lesson Plans for 5 days
2. Student Packet
The student packet includes a Cause & Effect Chart, Vocabulary Squares, Literary Analysis Questions, Dialectical Journal to analyze quotes, The Moral of the Story Sheet, and Plan a Fable sheet that leads to a writing assignment.
3. Student Packet Answer Key
4. Eastern Europe Notes
I'm providing a little bit of background knowledge so students can analyze how setting will impact the plot.
5. Blank Europe Map
A blank map is provided if you would like students to label the countries and find Poland (possible setting of story).
6. Labeled Europe Map
A labeled map is provided for teacher reference.
7. What is a Moral? Keynote
This brief keynote will help you instruct your students on the key aspects of stories that include a moral or lesson.
8. Cornell Notes Graphic Organizer
Students can take notes during your lecture on morals in literature.
9. Exit Tickets
Use these exit tickets for two closing activities described in the lesson plan.
10. Plot Chart
This a blank graphic organizer so students can identify parts of the plot.
11. Plot Chart Answer Key
12. List of Morals in Society
This resource will help students choose a moral to teach in their writing assignment.
14. Test Answer Key
As you can see, everything is provided for you to teach this short story. Minimal prep...just print and teach!
I hope you enjoy using this unit. I would love your honest feedback!