ELA Core Plans
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Short Story Lesson Plans and More!
Middle school short story activities, handouts, and lesson plans

ELA Core Plans


Short stories allow teachers to help their students appreciate literature, understand and analyze literary elements,  and examine an author's craft.  Sometimes, what is included in our literature books is just not enough.  We have created handouts, guided questions, and activities to accompany many short stories.  The Common-Core lesson plans created for the following short stories are included in our seventh grade Literature book.  If you do not have these stories in your book, google the titles to see if you can find the stories online.

Print Common-Core lesson plans for the following short stories.

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"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry

"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury

"Amigo Brothers" by Piri Thomas

 "Duffy's Jacket" by Bruce Coville

"Hearts and Hands" by O. Henry

"The Highwayman" (narrative poem) by Alfred Noyes

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (teleplay) by Rod Serling

"Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling

"Rogue Wave" by Theodore Taylor

 "Three Skeleton Key" by George G. Toudouze

"The Ruum" by Arthur Porges

"Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher

"The Emperor's New Clothes"