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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

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It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “ORF Progress Monitoring Graph”

by Carrberry Creations
1st – 3rd Grade

Do you assess student reading fluency using an Oral Reading Fluency [ORF] Assessment? This resource is designed to keep your students motivated and on track to reading their words read per minute goals.

Easy to use design:

To use the chart I recommend printing 1 copy, filling in your district’s benchmark targets for your grade level, and marking those goals on the chart. Then photocopy a class set. As students are assessed on their Oral reading fluency shade in the graph to show how many words they read per minute on their assessment.

It is a good idea to talk with students about the progress they are making and strategies for improving their reading fluency each time you assess them. You may also want to set personalized midpoint goals for students to work towards.

Always remember to celebrate the progress students are making towards their goals to keep their momentum going.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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