Short Story Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year Print and Digital

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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    Description

    PRINT & DIGITAL! Scare your students – and teach them to analyze great literature at the same time! This bundle includes three creepy short stories: “The Monkey’s Paw,” “The Tell-tale Heart,” and “The Lottery.” Perfect for any time of year -- a great for a sub plan.

    Digital and print -- ready for whatever you need! Each unit includes a print version, a Google Slide option, and PowerPoint.

    Your students will love reading, analyzing, discussing, and debating them! And you will love having them in a unit -- ready to go!


    What teachers are saying about these resources:

    • "Provided plenty of materials for this short story that is easy to implement in the classroom and covers all the necessary skills from 6th-8th grade."
    • "An AWESOME unit. This resource is put together really well and was really easy to use."
    • "Awesome resource! This was perfect from start to finish. The guided reading worksheets were very helpful in analyzing the story."

    This bundle includes:

    “The Monkey’s Paw”

    ⚬ PDF copy of "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. This text is in the public domain. QR Code and URL link included on student pages.

    ⚬ Daily lesson plans

    ⚬ Pre-reading student survey

    ⚬ Comprehension questions

    ⚬ Comprehension quiz

    ⚬ Vocabulary study

    ⚬ Plot diagram

    ⚬ "Big Picture" graphic organizer

    ⚬ Analyzing literature -- point of view

    ⚬ Character analysis cards for interactive skits

    ⚬ Understanding characters graphic organizer

    ⚬ Foreshadowing

    ⚬ "Try It" cards -- challenge students to write using foreshadowing

    ⚬ Fate & Cosmic irony

    ⚬ "Write About It" prewriting, graphic organizer (argument writing)

    ⚬ "Revise Your Draft" cards

    ⚬ Writing rubric

    ⚬ Teacher Checklists

    ⚬ Answer Key

    ”The Lottery”

    ⚬ teacher lesson plans

    ⚬ anchor chart

    ⚬ pre-reading survey

    ⚬ comprehension questions

    ⚬ vocabulary collector

    ⚬ story summary graphic organizer

    ⚬ elements of the plot chart

    ⚬ graphic novel-style form for illustrating the plot

    ⚬ character analysis

    ⚬ character motivation analysis

    ⚬ foreshadowing analysis

    ⚬ theme analysis

    ⚬ 12 additional open-ended discussion questions

    ⚬ writing prompt and graphic organizer (argument writing)

    ⚬ graphic organizer for essay

    ⚬ essay review checklist

    ⚬ rubric

    ⚬ teacher checklists

    ⚬ complete answer key

    This unit does not include a copy of the story since it is not in the public domain. However, it is widely anthologized and easy to find.

    ”The Tell-tale Heart”

    ⚬ teacher lesson plans

    ⚬ anchor chart

    ⚬ pre-reading survey

    ⚬ comprehension questions & comprehension quiz

    ⚬ vocabulary collector

    ⚬ story summary graphic organizer

    ⚬ elements of the plot chart

    ⚬ graphic novel-style form for illustrating the plot

    ⚬ point of view

    ⚬ setting analysis

    ⚬ the unreliable narrator analysis

    ⚬ theme analysis

    ⚬ 14 additional open-ended discussion questions

    ⚬ writing prompt and graphic organizer (argument writing)

    ⚬ graphic organizer for essay

    ⚬ essay review checklist

    ⚬ rubric

    ⚬ teacher checklists

    ⚬ complete answer key

    This unit includes a copy of the story that provides room on the page for students to add their own annotations.

    Reasons to love this bundle:

    ⚬ ready to use! Lesson plans included, so you can start teaching right away.

    ⚬ three engaging, creepy stories that your students will love!

    ⚬ perfect way to engage students in analyzing literature!

    ⚬ great for literature circles, reading workshop, or emergency sub plans.

    Be sure to check out the preview!

    When you purchase this resource, you will receive a zipped file that includes all of the resources.

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    Total Pages
    300+
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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