This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6: October Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Story Devices - Flashback, Suspense, Foreshadowing
Elements of Plot
Finding Text Evidence
Comparing Written, Audio, & Video Versions
Vocabulary Practice Standardized Test Format
Constructed Response Questions for RL.6.5 - Analyzing Development of Plot
Identifying Supporting Details (Informational Text)
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.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
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. Download and view the unit for another short story, Stray, for free here.
I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
List of Activities & Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Story Devices Lesson**
Activity 2: Story Devices Practice**
Activity 3: Hitchhiker Play Prep*
Activity 4: Journal Activity*
Activity 5: First Read: Play Performance**
Activity 6: Annotation Guide (Story Devices)**
Activity 7: Comprehension Quiz*
Activity 8: Radio Play Audio Performance*
Activity 9: Audio Analysis Guide**
Activity 10: Text Evidence: Find Evidence That…**
Activity 11: Plot Diagram Graphic Organizer**
Activity 12: Plot Diagram Quiz**
Activity 13: Vocabulary Guide – Standardized Pract.**
Activity 14: Story Analysis: Plot Development***
Activity 15: The Hitchhiker Video Analysis***
Activity 16: Comprehension Skills Test***
Activity 17: Write a Narrative Ending***
Activity 18: Nonfiction Article **
Activity 19: Nonfiction Skills Analysis Activity***
Activity 20: Essential Question (Putting It All Together)***
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quiz and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*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 editable versions are only available in the original resources.