“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
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This rigorous lesson bundle will prompt students to comprehend, interact with, analyze, and eventually construct a literary analysis essay on the short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry. The assignments are CCSS Aligned and ask students to engage with a classic short story in a critical manner!


**Critical Thinking Questions Handout
- Leveled questions that prompt students to interact with the text, pull evidence, and construct warrants
o Literal, Inferential, and Evaluative Questions

**Irony Analysis Handout
- Writing prompt that has students explore the irony in the short story

**Literary Analysis Guidelines and Expectations Handout
- Students choose from three specific prompts for the essay, each focusing on a different literary device or technique: theme, characterization, and significant event analysis
- Suggested essay outline
- Guidelines to incorporate citations
- List of effective transition words
- Strategies for developed conclusion paragraphs

**In-text Citation Graphic Organizer (evidence)
- Includes a chart for students to organize textual support
- Includes guiding questions to help students interpret the evidence (warrants)

**Literary Analysis Rubric

Short Stories:
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Literary Analysis of “The Lottery” & “A Rose for Emily” {CCSS}
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" Lesson Bundle- Stop & Jot, Jigsaw {CCSS Aligned}
Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Jigsaw Critical Thinking Activity
Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Stop & Jot Activity
“The Lady, or the Tiger” Activity Bundle {CCSS Aligned}
“The Monkey’s Paw” Critical Thinking Questions {CCSS Aligned}
“The Most Dangerous Game” Critical Thinking Questions {CCSS}
Mona Gardner’s “The Dinner Party” Critical Thinking Questions {CCSS}
”The Ransom of Red Chief” – Point of View & Creative Writing {CCSS Aligned}
The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Bundle {CCSS}
A Creative Research Project for Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day” {CCSS Aligned}

Literary Elements:
Literary Elements Glossary
Figurative Language Glossary of Terms & Poetry Analysis Chart
Figurative Language in Pop Culture – Song Analysis & Presentation {CCSS Aligned}
Poetry vs. Prose Comparison & Analysis Student Worksheet
Introduction to S.T.E.A.L. – A Characterization Graphic Organizer {CCSS Aligned}
Character Analysis Graphic Organizer {CCSS Aligned}
In Defense of Flat Characters – A Character Analysis & Debate {CCSS Aligned}
Creating Character (Characterization Creative Writing and Analysis)a>
Introduction to Conflict Worksheet
Internal Conflict Activity
Literary Elements - Conflict Activity Bundle {CCSS Aligned}
Symbolism Handout

Interested in providing feedback to students that includes concise, specific commentary? Check out S.T.A.R. Gradebook Comments Organized by Category and Student Progress! Perfect for grade reports and student records!
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