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The Fun They Had Mini Short Story Unit – Digital Download in Google Drive


With online learning becoming more prevalent in our society, most of our students have experienced traditional learning in a classroom with socialization and online at home.  Both approaches to learning come with their own sets of challenges and rewards. Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” introduces an interesting opportunity for students to discuss the importance of social and human contact in learning.

 Appropriate for grades 7-10

Resource contains

❒ Lesson plan to guide the teacher

❒ Pre-reading journal activity, a brief introduction of the author and historical context 

❒ A copy of the short story with directions on how to annotate the work

❒ Comprehension questions (in both Google Docs and Google Forms formats)

❒ A copy of the short story both annotated for the teacher and without annotation for students

❒ An answer key

❒ An optional Letter Writing Enrichment Activity

❒ Evaluation or enrichment activity (with rubric and self-evaluation checklist)

Pages total 17 pages and a Google Forms

The resource is completely editable in Google Docs and Forms.

When your purchase is complete, you will download a PDF document containing the links to the digital resources.  You will be invited to make a copy of the document and save it in your drive. 

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
17 and 1 Google Forms
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days

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