Unit: Reading Short Stories To Understand Plot, Character & Author's Purpose

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Unit Description

In this unit students will practice comprehension skills while enhancing their knowledge and understanding of plot, character and author's purpose. Reading comprehension doesn't just involve fluency. It also involves deconstructing a story to understand the character's motivation, the plot and the reason why an author chooses to user a certain point of view or setting. This unit will use short stories to explore these themes.

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Flowers For Algeron Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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Tell Tale Heart Resources: 3

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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The Lottery Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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The Landlandy Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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The Treasures of Lemon Brown Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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Raymond's Run Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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A Rose For Emily Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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The Pit and The Pendulum Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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Cora Unashamed Resources: 1

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

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