This CCSS aligned set encourages students to analyze James Thurber’s short story through a variety of lenses. After reading the story, students complete a general analysis of the work, play the role of an armchair psychologist and practice their text structure analysis skills before comparing and contrasting the story with the 2013 film. Students write a comparison essay as their final assessment.
* a link to the short story
* a 10 question reading quiz
* analysis questions with teacher notes
* a psychological evaluation activity with teacher notes
* a plot structure analysis activity with teacher notes
* a story and movie comparison graphic organizer with teacher notes
* a compare and contrast essay assignment with peer editing handout and a CCSS aligned writing rubric
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This pack is broken up into two smaller sets for greater flexibility (**this pack contains both of the sets listed below, so please don’t purchase this in addition to either of the items listed below**):
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Activities for the Short Story ONLY (no film comparison)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Film and Story Comparison with Essay Assignment ONLY