Mr. Moshé's Critically Thinking . . . Are You? - The Treasure of Lemon Brown Unit Resources. Flowers for Algernon Activities and Lesson Plans. Written by: Lenzi Hart • edited by: Wendy Finn • updated: 9/2/2012 This unit in our 8th grade Reading curriculum, covers 'Flowers for Algernon' and includes great ideas for teaching the short story.
Novel or Short Story Version? "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes originated as a short story that he published and then later developed in to a full-blown novel. You may be tempted to teach only the novel, but at the middle school level, I find that the short story captivates a student's attention and is very effective at hitting home the theme of the much longer novel. Students are intrigued from page one of the short story, and you will be able to incorporate more activities in a shorter amount of time by using just the story.Questions & VocabNo matter which version you decide, you can use any of the activities and resources for your "Flowers" Unit listed below:1. Teaching Short Stories with Poetry: Short Story Lesson Plans for Really Creative Teachers or Teachers Who Want to be Creative. Evaluation of "The Gift of the Magi" as a Teaching Tool with Suggested Activities.
Lesson Plan for Langston Hughes Short Story "Thank You, M'am" Written by: Peter Boysen • edited by: Trent Lorcher • updated: 2/8/2012 This lesson plan for Langston Hughes' classic short story about a young boy desperate enough to start purse-snatching will help your students encounter the themes and devices associated with this Harlem Renaissance writer.
Getting Things StartedWrite the number "10" on your board, and below it, write this list (or a similar list that has crimes that get progressively more serious):egg your friend's house.key your neighbor's car.steal from a convenience store.steal someone's purse or wallet.steal a car, knock someone out with a weapon.Then, ask the class how many of them would egg a house for $10. Add zeroes to the 10 until everyone would say, "Yes. "Then, do the same for the next crime. This may take you into the millions -- and for some items, you may have students who won't switch from "No" to "Yes. " "The Story of an Hour" Teacher's Guide: Teaching Ideas & Quiz. Plot and Characterization You'd probably be better off reading the actual story.
It's only 1,009 words, but I told you I'd explain the plot as part of the guide, so here it is: Short Stories and Classic Literature. "The Fan Club" by Rona Maynard. There was a ripple of dry, humorless laughter—almost, Laura thought, like the sound of a rattlesnake.
Rachel stood before the class now, her face red, her heavy arms piled with boxes. Diane Goddard tossed back her head and winked at Steve. “Well, well, don’t we have lots of things to show,” said Miss Merrill. “But aren’t you going to put those boxes down, Rachel? No, no, not there!” “Man, that kid’s dumb,” Steve muttered, and his voice could be clearly heard all through the room. With a brisk rattle, Miss Merrill’s pen tapped the desk for silence. Rachel’s slow smile twitched at the corners. “Hurry and pick them up,” said Miss Merrill sharply. Rachel crouched on her knees and began very clumsily to gather her scattered treasures.
“My—my speech is on shells.” Short Story Collection. Short Stories for Middle School. Short Stories for Middle School. Famous Short Stories For Middle School. The Cask of Amontillado- Edgar Allan Poe A man schemes to take revenge on someone who injured and insulted him.
This is a dark story with a lot of tension. There’s suspense in the physical action (will the narrator’s revenge be successful?) And the characterization (is the narrator reliable?) , making it an engaging experience that’s worth careful consideration. Classic Short Stories. American Literary Classics.
Twenty great American short stories. Bibliomania. This site has some wonderful stuff-Anna Karenina, The Hound of the Baskervilles, four Jane Austen novels, Cooper's Last of the Mohicans. 155 classic short stories online. O'Neall - My Dog.pdf. Nelson - Impersonating Elvis.pdf. The Literature Network: Online classic literature, poems, and quotes. Essays & Summaries. Elements of SS. "The Story of an Hour" Teacher's Guide: Teaching Ideas & Quiz.
"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto. The Ransom Of Red Chief by O Henry. IT LOOKED like a good thing: but wait till I tell you.
We were down South, in Alabama -- Bill Driscoll and myself -- when this kidnapping idea struck us. It was, as Bill afterward expressed it, "during a moment of temporary mental apparition"; but we didn't find that out till later. There was a town down there, as flat as a flannel-cake, and called Summit, of course. It contained inhabitants Of as undeleterious and self-satisfied a class of peasantry as ever clustered around a Maypole. Bill and me had a joint capital of about six hundred dollars, and we needed just two thousand dollars more to pull off a fraudulent town-lot scheme in Western Illinois with.
We selected for our victim the only child of a prominent citizen named Ebenezer Dorset. About two miles from Summit was a little mountain, covered with a dense cedar brake. "Hey, little boy! " The boy catches Bill neatly in the eye with a piece of brick. Bill was pasting court-plaster over the scratches and bruises on his features. Short Story Downloads - Middle School English. Short Stories for Middle School. Classic Short Stories. Short stories at east of the web.