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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief" is the anchor text in a unit that teaches 10th grades close reading skills. Class members gather evidence for an expository essay in which they analyze how how the author uses the interactions...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining...
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W.7.3 - Narrative Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even for creative scholars, writing effective narrative pieces requires practice, thoughtful reflection on other narrative pieces, and technique. These resources are all aligned to the W.7.3 common core standards and will have your...
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United States Institute of Peace: Lessons for Upper Elementary School

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) was established by Congress as an independent, nonpartisan institute whose mission is to “increase the nation’s capacity to manage International conflict without violence.” The five resources...
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Reading Literature: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Looking for resources that model how to address specific Common Core Standards for reading literature in grades 11 and 12? Then check out this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common...
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Flocabulary: Language Arts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a four-video collection can go with the flow as they listen and watch raps about hyperbole, types of text structure, pronouns, and setting. The clever animation, rhymes, repetition, and catchy music are sure to engage the...
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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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Elements of the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What elements make the short story a distinct genre? After generating a list of common elements and a working definition, class members identify the characters, setting, plot, rising action, crisis, climax, and conclusion in “The Three...
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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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Short Story Unit: Culminating Activity

For Teachers 11th - 12th
As the culminating activity for a short story unit, class members demonstrate their understanding of short story format by creating a story based on an event in the plot line of Stephen King’s "The Reaper’s Image."  A list of suggested...
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A Brief History of the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before you begin a unit on short stories, give your class some background information about the development of the short story. The presentation includes the history of the short story, starting with the first authors to explore and...
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Literary Elements in Short Stories

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your class to Glogster with this literary analysis lesson. 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 are included. If...
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Worksheet: Elements of A Short Story

For Students 7th - 9th
Four questions about conclusion, climax, tone, and theme make up this worksheet about literary elements. The questions are specific to certain short stories ("The Landlady," "The Tell Tale Heart," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The...
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Learning English through Short Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Use short stories to teach English? Yes! Designed as a professional development opportunity for English language teachers, the ideas in this booklet can easily be adapted to advanced ESL/ELL classes.
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Short Story Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Set your learners up for writing clearly organized short stories. This page provides space for planning out the characters, the setting, a conflict, background information, three events, a climax, and the resolution. 
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Edgar Allan Poe Short Story WebQuest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to Edgar Allan Poe with a series of mostly self-guided tasks and assignments. Class members follow the list of tasks, starting by watching a video with background information and ending with a compare-and-contrast...
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Brown Bagging with Short Stories

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students participate in a study of short story elements, applying their knowledge and understanding to a selection of short stories.  In this short stories lesson, students read five short story selections, identifying conflict, plot,...
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Short Story Planning Guide

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
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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...
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A Ghost Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do events, characters, setting, and tone work together to create an engaging short story? Would the impact or theme of a story be different if one of these elements were changed? After reading Mark Twain's slightly screwy "A Ghost...
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Unit Overview, Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This unit overview details the rationale for, lists the stories included in, and a timeline for a study of the short story genre. Designed for juniors and seniors, the unit would be appropriate for freshmen and sophomores as well.
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Analyzing Short Stories/Novels

For Students 9th - 12th
Good questions can help focus readers' attention on the elements writers use to add depth to their stories. The questions on this worksheet do just that and encourage readers to think critically about a story and author's purpose.
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Introduction to the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How should pupils read short stories? Set them up for this unit with an introductory lesson plan that goes over the main characteristics of a short story and starts learners off reading their first short story of the unit. In order to...
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Around the Room Short Story

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Collective story writing is a great way to reinforce the concept of story elements and collaborative learning. Young writers discuss story elements such as, setting, character, action, climax, conclusion, foreshadowing, dialogue, and...

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