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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan



Short Story Bundle Unit Plan


Product Description

The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes: 

-A Copy of the short story
-An anticipation reading guide
-a two-page literary element cheat sheet
-plot graph
-word wall
-Character trait explanation sheet
-Characterization activity
-Writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet
-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes: 
-a copy of the short story
-questions for comprehension
-a plot chart organizer
-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing
-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)
-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form
-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs
-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph
-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”
-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts
-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

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 theme and paragraph support)
• Author’s purpose activity sheet
• How to develop a theme sheet with an example
• A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph
• An answer key for all activities
• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes: 
-An anticipation guide
-A copy of the short story
-Questions for comprehension
-Plot graph activity
-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity
-A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding
-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:
-An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story
-A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

Individual Short Story Mini-Units: 
The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit
Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit
Seventh Grade Mini Unit
Charles Short Story Mini Unit

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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Author’s Use of Rhetoric – Playlist and Teaching Notes”

by Wisewire

9th – 10th Grade



Students explore standard RI.9-10.6 with this playlist. They will determine an author’s purpose. Students will identify instances of rhetoric and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to accomplish his or her purpose. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:
• 2 links to instructional videos, audio files, or texts
• 3 links to practice quizzes or activities
• 1 assessment that includes three multiple choice questions
• Definitions of key terms, such as rhetoric
• “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry
• An excerpt from “Harriet: The Moses of Her People” by Sarah H. Bradford
• An excerpt from “Democracy in America ” by Alexis de Tocqueville
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:
• Additional activities to help your students explore the standard
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities
• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels

Save with bundles!
English Playlists – Complete Grades 9-10 Bundle (SAVE 35%!)
Reading Lit & Informational Text Playlists – Complete Grades 9-10 Bundle (SAVE 30%!)
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Historical and Literary Texts – Playlist and Teaching Notes
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Please note, passages in this product appear in these other products:
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry appears in:
Provide an Objective Summary – RI.9-10.2 – Playlist and Teaching Notes
How an Author Unfolds an Argument – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Cite Textual Evidence – RI.9-10.1 – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Analyzing the Relationship Between Events – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Diction, Meaning, and Tone – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Evidence and Fallacious Reasoning – RI.9-10.8 – Playlist and Teaching Notes
RI.9-10.6 – Quiz and Answer Guide
RI.9-10.8 – Quiz and Answer Guide
Text Structure and Key Points – Playlist and Teaching Notes
An excerpt from “Harriet: The Moses of Her People” by Sarah H. Bradford appears in:
RI.9-10.6 – Quiz and Answer Guide
Determine and Analyze Central Ideas – Playlist and Teaching Notes


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