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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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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days

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