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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit


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 students 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.

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Mindfulness Journal (5 Days of Writing Prompts)”

5th – 12th Grade

Try out the FREE Mindfulness Journal with 5 days of inspiring writing prompts. This resource promotes critical and introspective thinking and challenges you for 5 days in a row to reflect on your life and to live in the present. Perfect for middle and high school students, adult education, teachers and homeschooling.

What’s included in 5 Days of Mindfulness – A Writing Challenge for the Heart, Soul and Mind?

  • friendly user guide
  • mindfulness prompts for 5 days in various writing formats
  • a friendly and clean format
  • activities to be extended outside the class


If you like this FREE resource, you can take it further and get the Mindfulness Journal (30 Days of Inspiring Writing Prompts).

The Mindfulness Journal offers 30 Days of Inspiring Writing Prompts to challenge the heart, soul and mind. This resource is promotes writing, introspection and critical thinking by helping the writers look in depth into their life and encourage them to write freely. Perfect for middle and high school students, adult education, teachers and homeschooling.


Journal writing prompts for 30 days focused on mindfulness and social emotional learning

Prompts examples:

  • List 10 things that make you really happy
  • Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot
  • Write some words of wisdom that speak to you

This resource can be used with EASEL by TPT.


1. Wide range of writing opportunities aligned with SEL principles

2. Friendly and clean format to write on

3. Activities to be extended outside the class

4. Plenty opportunities to reflect and focus on positive things


1. You can guide your students on the mindfulness path and take this journey together.

2. You can also use any of the activities individually or as a 30-day challenge.

3. You can do the activities individually or share the writing in a group.

4. You can print it only on one side and leave the other page blank. That page could be used creatively and it gives room to extended activities.

5. You will save precious time and you can use the activities as bell ringers or in SEL activities.


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