This easy-to-use, very little prep, COMPLETE unit plan for "The Necklace" is filled with fun and challenging activities to get your students engaged in this twist-ending short story!
This unit and all of the activities for “The Necklace” are fun, yet extremely educational. All of these activities ask students to work closely with the text to extract evidence to support their choices. Your students are sure to love this unit, just as ours have! And we think you’ll be very happy with what they end up creating.
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We have used these activities across all grade levels we have taught – from 5th grade all the way to 12th grade.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Instructions for Use:
Includes detailed, step-by-step instructions for use to help you effectively implement this unit in your classroom.
- Popcorn Predictions Activity:
A fun pre-reading activity that gets your students up and moving about the classroom to make predictions of the story. Includes sentence strips as well as a recording sheet for students.
- Blank Student Copy of "The Necklace" & Teacher Annotated Copy of "The Necklace":
In addition to a blank copy of the short story, we've also included a detailed teacher annotated version to help you lead a close reading, class discussion of the story.
- Focusing on Theme Activity:
This activity helps students identify various themes throughout the short story and asks them to include evidence and justification for their reasoning to help get them thinking deeper about the story.
- Instagram Activity:
A fun, yet challenging activity that has students working with symbolism, evidence, and justification.
- Evidence Tracker:
To help students prepare for an essay / response to literature, this evidence tracker assists them with organizing their thoughts, evidence, and justification. Please note: This evidence tracker is not the same evidence tracker as the stand-alone resource in our store.
- Socratic Seminar Questions / Discussion Questions:
Includes thought-provoking, open-ended questions to allow students to engage in either a Socratic Seminar discussion or simply a class discussion. Additionally, we've included a Socratic Seminar Observation Checklist, as well as a Socratic Seminar Rubric for you to use as a supplement to running a seminar with your class. Again, you can use these questions as whole-class discussion questions, small group, individual, etc.
- "The Necklace" Test with Answer Key:
15 Matching questions that has students match the speaker of a quote to the quote; 9 True or False questions; 6 short answer questions. Answer Key included for the Matching & True/False questions. Short answer questions are open-ended, and no answer key is included for this.
- Essay Question:
As an additional or even alternative assessment, we've included an essay question that requires students to write a persuasive essay / response to literature. We've included the essay question in two different formats for you. One is just the essay question by itself, while the second is the essay question with a detailed outline for students to follow meant to help them organize their thoughts.
- Essay Rubric:
Finally, we've included an easy-to-use rubric to make the essay grading process easier for you!
We sincerely hope you enjoy this unit as our students have! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us.