The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity

The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
The Possibility of Evil Short Story Close Reading & Writing Activity
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Do you need an interactive, student-centered project that will encourage bullying awareness and group collaboration? Not only is this short story unit, based on horror writer Shirley Jackson's "The Possibility of Evil," full of highly engaging student discussions perfect for Halloween and Bullying Prevention Month, but it encourages students to think beyond themselves to how they can help others.

This 3-6 day lesson contains everything you need to guide students through reading and viewing short literature covering topics relevant to students today, responding to a daily essential question, and planning and creating real-world articles, videos, and/or graphics that helps students take a stand for others.

This short story resource is designed to help students analyze a complex work of literary fiction. Specific questions presented in an assessment practice worksheet guide students through the process of analyzing the plot, characterization, setting, and theme.

This lesson plan includes:
1. Teacher preparation instructions
2. During teaching instructions
3. Student assessment practice
4. Theme Notes
5. Analysis prompts
6. Answer key
7. Culminating writing task
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Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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