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

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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This resource was very helpful in teaching about symbolism and theme. It also allowed me to scaffold for struggling students.
Was a very fun short story to read with my students and an excellent way to introduce symbolism. Everything is very clear and easy to follow!
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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
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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