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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit



Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit


Product Description

This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is: 
• A copy of the short story
• A prediction chart
• An anticipation guide
• Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for later theme and paragraph support)
• Author’s purpose activity sheet
• How to develop a theme sheet with an example
• A graphic organizer to help student plan their paragraph
• An answer key for all activities
• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.
It’s teaching made easy!


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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE 5-E Model Lesson Planning Tool


Want to know more about the components of a 5-E model lesson plan? 

One of the best ways I have found to teach a good math lesson is through the use of the 5-E model. I love the 5-E model because it allows the students to explore and discover the content on their own before I provide additional information and strategies.


The 5-E model also allows me to facilitate the lesson through questioning and assess the students’ understanding throughout the lesson through my observations. While I regularly plan my lessons using this format, I have found it necessary to adapt the format to fit the needs of my students. With that in mind, I will add that this lesson format may take me more than one day to complete and I sometimes complete several explore and explain cycles before getting to the elaboration stage. It all depends on the students!


You can get a more detailed look at how I use the 5-E model lesson with my free lesson plan template. It includes a description of each of the five Es and activity ideas that can be used to address each component. 

Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my 5-E model lesson plan template. 
Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and check out my latest blog post, “5 Ways to Hook Your Math Students Right from the Start”to explore ways to “hook” your students. Read it here!



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Interactive Phonics Segmenting Flashcards (CVC) “Mystery Words””

by KB3Teach

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade



FREE Segmenting Flashcards: Reinforce letter/sound correlations while practicing segmenting and blending sounds. Common Core standards (RF.K.2d; RF.K.3a)

– 16 Mini Interactive Flashcards
– 16 Vocabulary Tracing Cards
– 16 “Write and Wipe” Picture Cards
– Sentence Template
– B&W Flashcards & Vocabulary Set

Interactive Flashcards (Short “A”)
– 32 Mini Interactive Flashcards
– 32 Vocabulary Tracing Cards
– 32 “Write and Wipe” Picture Cards
– Sentence Template
– B&W Flashcards & Vocabulary Set

Interactive Flashcards (Short “E”)
Interactive Flashcards (Short “I”)
Interactive Flashcards (Short “O”)
Interactive Flashcards (Short “U”)
Interactive Flashcards *AEIOU* (BUNDLE)

1) Print one 8.5×11 page per student (8 flashcards per page)
2) Students cut on dotted lines to make individual flashcards.
3) Students use picture cues to fill in the missing letters (mouse/apple/turtle = m / a / t)
4) Students use individual flashcard sets to “test” a partner, blending phonemes into CVC words (c / a / t = cat)

Note: If students are just beginning to learn the sounds of the letters, and are still learning how to segment and blend, you might want to cut the 8.5×11 sheets into two sets (an/at endings) and use them on two different days.

Suggested Extension:
Students read/blend the word, then draw a picture on the back of the flashcard. For more advanced students, have them write a simple sentence using the words in context.

If you’d prefer letter tiles instead of flashcards, I do have a set of “Interactive Letter Tiles” (requested by another wonderful buyer) that includes A-Z tiles, as well as a set of digraph tiles.
Interactive Letter Tiles

Alphabet Sound Chart
Alphabet Wall Cards A-Z
CVC Segmenting Flashcards (AEIOU)

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