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The Veldt, Ray Bradbury Short Story Worksheets and Multimedia, Sci Fi, CCSS

If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.” Click HERE for print-and-teach materials!

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The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

I recently watched a short documentary about Pixar. Amazing stuff! I always love hearing how stories/characters are born and all the bumps/detours they are faced with along the way.

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Scary Short Story Lesson Plan for Halloween! Peek at My Week

Once again, Halloween is on a school day. There aren’t many things a teacher dreads more than this kind of day! I have learned that when it comes to these “distracting” days, it’s best to go with the distraction and center my lessons around it! On Halloween, I always read a scary short story. Sometimes …

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Reading Comprehension Passages

Reading Comprehension Passages These reading comprehension passages are summer themed but can be used any time of the year. The nonfiction passages are a fun and easy way to get students settled at the beginning of class! They can also be used for homework or in a reading center. Enjoy! Christina 2nd grade 3rd grade back to school free reading comprehension resources literacy activities

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5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer

5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer - I selected the five short stories below for their diversity in style and subject matter, but also because each one is a well-crafted story in its own right.

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Reading Center: MASH Game (Create a short story)

Reading Center: MASH Game (Create a short story) - turning a silly game I played in 5th grade (all the time) into a writing prompt. Fun!

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Short Story Unit Plan, FOUR WEEKS of Dynamic Lessons on Classic Short Stories

Beloved classic short stories are ramped up in this MASSIVE bundle of dynamic lessons. Click here for a full month of active learning.

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The Interactive Notebook-Reading Comprehension Collection

This Interactive Notebook – Reading Comprehension Collection contains 10 lessons with Interactive Foldable Organizers. The organizers in this set can be used with ANY short story, leveled book, novel, poem, or literary nonfiction piece and will help foster reading comprehension and promote a close reading of the text.