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Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit


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 an evaluation sheet

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

You may also be interested in the following products:

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Short Story Bundle

The Elevator Short Story

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Pig the Pug Directed Draw”

by SchaafShenanigans
1st – 5th Grade

Use this Pig the Pug directed drawing activity to pair with any Pig the Pug book by Aaron Blabey. To turn it into a Pig the Winner drawing have students finish by drawing a 1st place medal around his neck!

Your kiddos will love recreating “Pig” and his grumpy pug face.

When they are finished they can use crayons, markers, or watercolors to color him in!

This directed drawing set includes one page with pictures only and 3 pages with pictures and instruction. Feel free to use this product for distance learning if desired!

This is an advanced directed drawing made for students that have done directed drawings before.

Take a look at my other free directed drawings for a simpler first directed draw:

Caterpillar Directed Draw

Bumblebee Directed Draw

Easy Chick Directed Draw


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