Daily Archives: July 13, 2022

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini-Unit


The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes:

❒ An anticipation guide

❒ A copy of the short story

❒ Questions for comprehension

❒ Plot graph activity

❒ Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

❒ A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

❒ A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

❒ An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story

❒ A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Bridge Home Pre-Reading Activities”

by Making ELA Matter
5th – 9th Grade

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a moving account of four homeless children who struggle to survive together and grow to become a family.

This resource is designed to introduce students to the novel, the author and some background information on India’s Ragpickers.

What’s included:

  • A suggested lesson plan
  • A journal entry that asks students to study the cover and make predictions based on some leading questions. It also includes a direct link to the book trailer.
  • A 7 Word Challenge puzzle on the author, Padma Venkatraman. The puzzle requires students to complete a bit of research using on-line sources (the links are provided). This activity requires students to read carefully to decipher clues and come up with a word that fits the description based on the letter tiles provided.
  • An active listening worksheet that students complete after watching “India’s Ragpickers – the Harsh Reality.” The worksheet also includes opportunities for student response to certain aspects of the video.
  • Answer keys for all resources

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