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For Students 1st - 2nd
Practice informational reading skills and capitalization in one activity. First graders read a story about an Australian bird called a brolga, then capitalize all of the letters that need to be capitalized in a similar story below. Next,...
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The Hatfield and McCoy Feud

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore West Virginia history with regard to Mountain and Appalachian Culture. They compare and contrast life now with life 100-150 years ago. They write and illustrate a short story about the life of children 100-150 years ago....
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Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence

For Teachers 5th - 12th
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from...
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Observation Assignment Template: The Long Valley

For Students 8th - 12th
Comprised of 12 short stories, The Long Valley is a collection published by author John Steinbeck. The graphic organizer provided here can be used with any of the 12 stories. Readers record characters, powerful quotations, a setting...
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The Chief Inspector: Advanced Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A good author can craft a plot full of twists and unexpected turns. Your class will read a twist-filled short story, analyze the writing technique and word choice employed by the author, and then attempt to write a mystery of their own....
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The Mudders

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Every family has a funny story or two that needs to be told. After reading and analyzing a story written with the home spun humor of Mark Twain, learners work to develop their humours voice. The story is extremely funny and is a good...
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Storyline Map of "Six" and "Eleven"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers...
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Collection 7 Test Review

For Students 7th - 9th
Though designed to be taken after reading a series of short stories, this grammar review can be used anytime to review parts of speech, types of sentences, and how to combine short sentences. Great practice for writers of all ages!
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Reading Comprehension - Short Stories: "Remains of a Marriage"

For Students 9th - 11th
Planning a short story unit? Consider including this worksheet early in your plan. "Remains of a Marriage" provides the text that could be used as the basis of a lesson on close reading, on comprehension strategies, and/or group...
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Reading Comprehension - Short Stories: "Wanga"

For Students 6th - 9th
Who says reading comprehension exercises can't be fun? Your readers will be engaged with the short story about witch doctor spells that provides the text and the included answer sheet dispells any mystery as to the correct answer. The...
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Getting to Know Characters

For Students 8th
This set of worksheets constitutes enough work and materials to be considered a lesson. They guide readers through a process of exploring characters and their motivations, and writing a paragraph about them. Here are seven handouts that...
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Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
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The Black Cat Reading Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
Explore one of Poe's lesser known works. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat," a short story he published in 1843. Readers use this series of questions to explore the mood, tone, and setting. How do the literary characteristics included...
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Beginning Short Stories w/ Questions - An Adventure

For Students 3rd - 9th
This activity, which could be used in the lower grades for reading comprehension practice or with older students as part of an ESL lesson, has learners read a short story and answer six comprehension and vocabulary questions. As part of...
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Hubris Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Bring this lesson on hubris to your short story unit. After reading Jack London's "To Build a Fire," young readers discuss the role of hubris in the protagonist's death. The lesson has connections to other short stories, such as "The...
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Discovering Character

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Young readers work on the process of characterization through an array of literary and real-life examples. They begin by learning the basic process of characterization (STANDO), and analyze movie clips, pictures, and their own...
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Identify the Five Elements of a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Help your class to learn to identify the key elements of a short story using previously read works. They work in small groups to answer questions about point-of-view, conflict, characters, and setting. Then, they use a graphic organizer...
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Beginning Short Stories - "What Do We Have to Eat?"

For Students 2nd - 8th
After reading two short stories, learners identify vocabulary associated with food and eating. This activity with 5 questions could be used as a reading comprehension and vocabulary practice for younger students or an ESL worksheet for...
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Short Story Commercials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read short story selections, and work with classmates to produce commercials using digital video equipment.
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Scrambled Stories II

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Review story elements with your class. They will use examples from a story to develop critical-thinking questions. Then they use a graphic organizer to describe the setting, character, and plot of the story, focusing on how they...
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Literary Elements in Short Stories

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your class to Glogster with this literary analysis instructional activity. At the end of your short story unit, they choose one literary element to apply to three short stories and make an online poster using Glogster. Samples...
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What's the Point of View?

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the point of view? Sixth graders discuss third person limited and omniscient perspectives while reading several short stories. Then, complete a worksheet and share findings with peers. 
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The Final Copy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Write short stories in which events are presented in logical order, point of view is clear, theme and characters are developed. Middle schoolers also work on sensory language, concrete language and/or dialogue. They establish their...
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Short Story Lesson Plan: “The Californian’s Tale”

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the theme of "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain. After reading Twain's short story, they identify and study its literary theme. Additionally, they analyze information and relationships in the piece, and write...