This no-prep lesson is includes a powerpoint, printables, plan and more to make teaching this short story a breeze!
-- Lesson Plan in EATS format with an Essential Question, vocabulary, activating strategy, teaching strategies, and a summarizing strategy (Exit Ticket)- aligned with the CCSS.Lit. 6.3 & 6.5
-- an original PowerPoint- that showcases the vocabulary definitions, discussion questions, sample answers, and more. Some slides have timers to keep students motivated to keep their discussions alive.
--PALS reading strategy- a technique for reading to allow all students to read aloud (I use this a lot with short stories in my classroom!)
--- 3 printable worksheets- No prep- Just print and go!
---an activity to mimic the author’s style. Students get to try their hand at writing a paragraph using Uchida’s sentence formation and style.
--- Answer Keys
-- two optional slides for differentiation. Students didn’t fully master the essential question? I have included an EXTRA Sample Answer. I often display this one as students are writing their exit tickets- so they can refer to it if they get “stuck.” A sample answer can also be printed and sent home for students to use as they write their own responses.
The SAMPLE RESPONSE to the Essential Question is extremely helpful to struggling students. The sample is based on "The Three Little Pigs." Students get to see- and critique- a response before they are expected to write.
Characterization is discussed in detail.
Note: * Some of the activities and slides from this lesson come directly from my original product entitled “The Smallest Dragonboy.”
If you have the short story “The Bracelet” by Yoshiko Uchida in your anthology, this lesson is for you!
Created to be easy to use and fully engaging, the lesson plan pairs with the worksheets to be very successful with “The Bracelet,” a short story found in most middle school anthologies. The PowerPoint is very helpful to provide students examples and activities- and keep them in the right place!
Thanks so much! ~Kim