"The Outcasts of Poker Flats" by Bret Harte: Text, Questions, Vocab., & Keys

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"The Outcasts of Poker Flat"
This unit comes complete with Bret Harte's famous story "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," which has been edited with footnotes and is 7 pages. (The text is fair use.)

In addition to the text, there is a 2-page vocabulary assignment that comes with the answer key. There is also a 3-page reading assessment that has 5 true-false questions, 1 fill-in-the-blank question, 14 multiple-choice questions, and 10 vocabulary questions. This assessment also comes with the answer key.

The assessment is Common Core aligned.

The documents come in Word and in PDF, combining for a total of 24 pages.

If you did this as a stand-alone unit, you could have the students complete the vocabulary and practice quizzing each other on Day 1. On Day 2, the students can read the story and discuss it. On Day 3, the students can take the reading assessment and vocabulary quiz.

This story could be used as a cold read, as part of a unit on Realistic fiction, or as part of a unit on short stories. I have successfully used it in all of those ways.

Finally, if you needed an emergency lesson plan for a substitute, this would be a great unit to have ready.

Common Core State Standards
RL.7.6
RL.8.4
RL.9-10.1, 2, 3

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"The Outcasts of Poker Flats" by Bret Harte: Text, Questio
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"The Outcasts of Poker Flats" by Bret Harte: Text, Questio
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