Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. A full three-day lesson plan will keep your students busy reading, writing, and thinking!
Close Reading for Middle School Students: This package provides students with a step by step guide to the text annotation and close reading process. Excerpts from classic short stories are also included, as well as graphic organizers to complete after their first, second, and third read.
Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. First, they'll enjoy the ironic twist ending. Then, they'll dig deep into their thinking and writing. Get ready for two days of compelling discussion about writing and classic lit.
Use the classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes the full story with attractive illustrations, a 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows students step-by-step how to build a powerful introductory paragraph to any literary analysis essay.