"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit

"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
"What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" Short Story Unit
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Etgar Keret’s short story, “What, of this Goldfish, Would you Wish?” is an excellent story for exploring multi-cultural points of view as well as complex characters and how they develop over the course of a text. This 71-page short story unit will help your students connect to and analyze the story with TONS of fun and rigorous activities they will love.

This unit includes 1-7 days of lessons plans with step-by-step instructions, plenty of activity handouts for easy print-and-go convenience, an accompanying fully editable PowerPoint so you can easily walk your students through the lessons, and detailed answer keys to make your busy teacher life a little easier.

This short story unit includes:

27-Slide Fully Editable PowerPoint to introduce the story and background and walk students through the many activities in the unit--including journal prompts, backgrounder, vocabulary and activity instructions
Pre-Reading Stations Activity in which students build background knowledge of the setting and themes to help them fully understand and appreciate the story and its characters
Vocabulary Worksheet to help students build necessary vocabulary in a meaningful, memorable way
Comprehension & Analysis Questions to ensure students understand the story and can analyze its plot, characters, theme, tone, etc.
3 Characterization Activities in which students analyze the characters in the story in creative, unique ways
Theme Activity in which students work in groups to brainstorm themes, then connect them to modern music
Multi-Cultural Point-of-View Research Activity in which students research other wish-based plots from around the world and explore different cultural perspectives
Summary Reflection & Narrative Writing Activity in which students are asked to think and write about their own wish-based story (rubric included)
Detailed Answer Keys to minimize prep time and make your life easier

Common Core State Standards Covered:

• (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1) Inference and Textual Evidence
• (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2) Theme and its Development
• (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.910.RL.1.3) Complex Characters
• (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4) Word Meaning and Tone
• (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA.910.RL.2.6) Multi-Cultural Point of VIew
• (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3) Narrative Writing
• (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4) Writing Appropriate to Task
• (CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.CCRA.W.7) Research

NOTE: Due to copyright law, the story itself is not included in this resource; however, links to the story online are included. It is also found in many textbooks. As noted in the unit, there are two examples of mature language you may want to remove, as the textbooks do. (A little white-out will do the trick!)

Help your students appreciate and analyze Etkar Keret’s unique short story, “What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” with this comprehensive unit that provides you with tons of activities and options your students will love!


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Keywords: What of this Goldfish Would Your Wish, What of this Goldfish Do You Wish, Goldfish, Multi-cultural POV, Multi-Cultural Point of View, characterization, Etkar Keret, short story unit, HMH Collections 9-10, reading stations, ELA stations
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71 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
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