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Sophomore English Short Story/Nonfiction Unit

For Students 10th
In these short story/nonfiction worksheets, 10th graders complete an entire packet on short stories and nonfiction text by answering several questions and charts as well as taking a final test. Students overall objective is to identify...
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Analyzing Short Story Elements

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students analyze major elements of a short story and write short answers describing elements.
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Analysis of Character in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine a character from the short story, John Steinbeck's, "Flight." students respond to questions about the story and illustrate the character's journey.
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The Metamorphosis

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.
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Genre Lesson: Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this...
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Fiction vs. Nonfiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore fiction and nonfiction writing. They identify the elements of fiction in a short story and identify the criteria necessary in a nonfiction piece. Students distinguish the author's purpose in an expository text,...
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Analyzing the Use of Irony in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how literature connects to real-life and see how irony aids in the development of theme. They read Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and discuss elements of foreshadowing and situational irony. Then learners will write...
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Comparing Characters Across Two Short Stories

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders listen to a read aloud of two short stories focusing on literary devices. The write about the settings and realism of the stories, and decide each main character handles the conflict he faces with nature.
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Polar Bears

For Students 2nd - 3rd
What do you know about polar bears? Get your youngsters writing about these majestic animals with this short writing activity. They simply use the six words provided to create a short story about the picture provided. Review the words...
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Book Review

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Reflect on your reading with a book review form. After finishing a novel or short story, kids choose the correct genre and discuss their favorite part. They also decide which part they would change, and whether or not they would...
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Analyzing Irony and Symbolism in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Complete a journal entry about something that is important and then read the story "The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry. Your students take part in class discussion about the story to reinforce the roles that symbolism and irony played.
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Comprehensive English Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars read an excerpt from the short story "The Bonfire" by Kunikida Doppo as well as a nonfiction passage about handcycling. Next, they answer comprehension-based multiple-choice questions. Additionally, they respond to short-answer...
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Teach21 Lesson Plan: Truth or Lie: Lesson 4

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how the truth can be a lie. In this truth or lie lesson, 5th graders share stories about the consequences of a time when they told a lie. They play a game of "Balderdash." They work on a research project and...
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Literary Odyssey

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and compare excerpts from The Odyssey and The Adventures of Telemachus. They create an original story based on a secondary character from The Odyssey as well as a sketch of one of the pivotal scenes from the story.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Finding the central idea in a text is equally important in fiction and nonfiction. Work on analyzing a piece of writing for the central idea with Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," complete with supporting...
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Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and contrast an informational article with a fictional story. They read the story "The Contest" as a class, and discuss the different types of literature genres. Next, they complete a vocabulary worksheet and a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Word choice can drastically alter the tone of a piece of writing. Ninth graders read Karen Russell's short story "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and use textual evidence to help them analyze the way that word choice affects...
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Writing Organization

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss...
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The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th Standards
Use Nathanial Hawthorne's immortal text on the influence of religion on the early American settlements, as well as its continued impact on American culture, with a unit that focuses on The Scarlet Letter. In addition to Hawthorne's...
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Nonfiction Lessons That Motivate

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Incorporating nonfiction lessons into literature instruction can be interesting and engaging for all students.
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Analyzing Non-fiction in a Daily News Format

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use a copy of the newspaper to explore the differences between fact and opinion. Headlines, Editorials, the Daily Living, Sports, and the Classified sections of the paper are summarized and skimmed for factual life experiences.
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Creating with Clues

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore contextual clues and affixes. In this understanding meaning lesson plan, 12th graders use dictionaries to verify word meanings. Students write paragraphs using unfamiliar words. Students create their own word...
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Writing with Technology - Publish a Story or Report

For Teachers 4th
Many schools allocate time for the computer lab each week; this lesson would be a great use of that time. Students complete a graphic organizer to decide what they'd most like to write about: a report, short story, fiction, non-fiction,...

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