The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst with Adapted Text - Print & Digital

Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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This week long lesson on the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as an adapted text, chunked questions, graphic organizers and sentence frames and suggested transitions for writing. This lesson focuses on symbolism and allegory.


*Adapted version of the text

*Three different reading guides: one for original text, one for adapted text, and one for use with either version of the text

*Plot diagram (Google Slides)

*Reading comprehension mini-quiz (print & Google Form versions)

*Vocabulary homework (print & Google Form versions)

*Vocabulary based warmups and closings (Google Slides with Google Form submission)

*Vocabulary quiz (print & Google Form versions)

*Note taking Google Slides and accompanying activity (print & Google Slides versions) and writing prompts

*Symbolism analysis structured mini-essay

*Constructed response prompt (Google Slides) & response form

*Allegory reading passage, questions, and writing prompt (print & Google Form versions)

*Usage guide

*Answer keys

*Common Core (CCSS) alignment

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Total Pages
23 Files
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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