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If you want to give your students a little Hawthorne in their lives without trying to trudge through The Scarlet Letter, have them read "The Minister's Black Veil" and then take this 10-question quiz. About a quarter of the questions are funny, so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
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This is a must for any teacher using "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov. "The Bet" is a story that really gets students of all levels thinking about philosophy, and that's a pretty tall order. If you've taught the story before, you'll kick yourself for not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
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8 ratings
4.0
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe always freaks the students out a bit. If you want to freak them out even more, use this download that introduces the Catacombs of Paris. 10 questions, one after each paragraph of the Wikipedia article
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
$1.49
4 ratings
4.0
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A few simple steps to teaching the classic short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce in 2-3 days. Your students will remember this one as long as you follow the rules listed in the document. After teaching the story for a
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Movie Guides
$4.99
8 ratings
3.9
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"The Bet" is a short story by Anton Chekov, Chekhov, or Checkov (whichever you prefer). I have taught it with my Honors 10, Basic 12, Film and Novel, and Creative Writing classes. High school students enjoy this story mostly because of the initial
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$3.99
4 ratings
3.9
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If you are reading Ta-Na-E-Ka by Mary Whitebird, use this 15-question, multiple-choice test to make sure students are following along. See if you can find a copy of the story online (several pdfs were available in 2015). Whether you're teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Cultural Activities
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3 ratings
4.0
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Parents loved this assignment if I could get it graded before conferences. The students take songs, stories, and their own lives to prove whether or not their parents understand. About 90% of my students believed their parents DID understand, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Printables, Cultural Activities
$3.49
2 ratings
3.1
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This Short Story Test for “The White Circle,” “The Osage Orange Tree,” and “The Wife’s Story” is 40 questions. If you teach at least two of the stories, it's worth getting. Multiple choice. You can delete some of the none of the above or all of the
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English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Literature Circles
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If you are looking for an assignment to breathe life into a few short stories, this might be the one. The stories are widely available. The assignment takes one class period. "Mammon and the Archer" | "The Open Window" | “Guess What? I Almost
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English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
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Research, Internet Activities, Webquests
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"Microcosmic God" by Theodore Sturgeon works well as an independent study assignment. I've used it with students who refused to do anything else in class because it captures the imagination. It's a decent short story to use as part of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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If you want to use some American Indian / Native American literature in your middle school classroom, then this lesson is fairly simple to incorporate. It has students take lessons learned in “The Medicine Bag” by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and
Subjects:
Native Americans, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
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Let's say you show up for school and there's a printout of "Abalone! Abalone! Abalone" by Toshio Mori,all ready to be passed out for the class to read. The problem is that you don't have any other materials. A quiz might be nice. One that could be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
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This assignment was created to be used along with a story/article called "Kilimanjaro!" that was in a book of non-fiction. However, I can't seem to find the story (from 1957) or the anthology. Good news is that it doesn't really matter, since the
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Cultural Activities
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If you have read Hamlet with your class, you know that more themes infect that play than possibly any other. This fact, while exhausting, makes Hamlet the perfect text with which to compare other stories read in class, perhaps on a final exam. Maybe
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Twelve years teaching in a suburban district near Milwaukee.
Check out my own creative writing here My wife taught four years, as well. She taught more of the Advanced classes and less of the creative ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Use of technology in the classroom when useful. Taught several classes completely online. Emphasis on Cultural Literacy and background knowledge in order to understand literature and how to write, but also to connect with other classes. My wife was the typical martyr teacher who planned until 7pm on a Friday for the next week. Her lessons are organized and usable out of the box, whereas a teacher might have to step outside the box to see how cool my lessons can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My honor was to have students published in my creative writing classes, students who otherwise disliked school or English class to succeed, and for students to tell me today that they remember lessons from over a decade ago. Many of the honors and awards from my past will do little to shape my future, but the fact that people like you are purchasing and using some of these lessons that took me hours upon hours of my own time to create is a great honor. Some of these units were important in the lives of students I was able to reach, and there's magic in a few of the assignments. I just hope that these downloads being here for you can make your life a little easier.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

ME-- *French Immersion School - Milwaukee Public Schools ---*UW-Milwaukee - English Major, French Minor, Urban Planning Certificate ---*UW-Eau Claire - Teaching certification in MAT program WIFE -- Brookfield Academy ---UW-Eau Claire - Journalism ---Carroll College - English Teaching Cert.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you are looking to get some more free lessons, meet other educators, and find work as a tutor, check out my main page at Educabana I also build websites as Passive Ninja and LutherNet. LutherNet.org My wife and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with our two kids, and you can read more about our survival at Satisfamily

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