Daily Archives: January 22, 2020

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 SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Abraham Lincoln Freebie for Smartboard”

by Smart Kinder Kids

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Kids will have a fun and engaging time learning about Abraham Lincoln with this interactive Smartboard.

Use as an introduction, unit review or for independent practice with your students.

Simply drag and drop the correct answer into the box. Picture cues and differences in answer box sizes will help younger learners. This can also be a great opportunity to use the Smartboard markers to locate sight words within sentences, find and mark punctuation and capitalization.

If you are interested in more engaging Smartboard activities with colorful graphics, please check out my other items, in particular:

“We the People – President’s Day Smartboard” on my TpT page

which contains 23 slides for President’s Day activities (graphic organizers, background information on Lincoln and Washington, Glow in the Dark mystery pages, Fill in the Blank activities, math and language activities.

Thanks and have a Happy New Year!

Leigh Majer


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