(Recently updated 9/12/2016) What shape's a person's identity? These three short stories each teach the theme identity and are compact enough to fit right inside of student notebooks! This is perfect for classroom review and homework. Theme, comparing how authors convey themes, character analysis, literary devices (metaphors, personification, foreshadowing, etc.), inferences, and plot structure are all reviewed within this document.
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The stories are written using the same techniques as award winning writers to provide close reading practice with materials that are similar to what students would use in their current curriculum or experience during state assessments. The passages are a convenient way to review literature skills and extend reading lessons. Questions are posed at higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to help students practice analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating what they read.
*This resource provides MULTIPLE stories that teach the same theme. This helps students learn about a theme in depth.
*The passages are quick. Each story can be read in one or two class sessions. This is perfect for assessing student progress.
*They fit right inside of journals. No large bulky multiple copies of books are needed. Students can highlight, underline, and annotate the passages directly in their journals.
*They save hours of planning time. It takes time to read novels to determine which ones teach a specific theme. These short stories make lesson planning and student progress monitoring convenient.
*The document contains well-matched passages. The passages use the same tone, style, and professional writing techniques as award winning novels. It provides texts that match what students would use in their curriculum.
*The passages are original. They enable educators to see if students can truly closely read, analyze, and interpret text.
Each of these original, high-interest stories teaches the theme of 'Identity', a common theme in reading. The stores are written across different genres to provide balanced practice.
This document contains:
*Three short stories that can fit inside of journals
*Close reading questions
*An answer key
STATE ASSESSMENT ALIGNMENT
Comparing and Contrasting Texts
COMMON CORE ALIGNMENT
RL.1 Inferences and Support Ideas With Evidence
RL.3 Character Analysis
RL.4 Vocabulary and Literary Devices
RL.5 Plot Structure/Text Organization
RL.9 Compare How Authors Convey Theme
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