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Welcome back to our 4-part series where we're walking you through 4 easy steps to creating an awesome short story unit! If you missed Part 1 where we talked all about the hook, you can read it here

As stated in Part 1, when creating our short story units for middle school, we always aim to include four main elements:
  • A hook 
  • A high-interest story (see our list of favorites in this post
  • Standards-aligned activities 
  • An assessment 

This 4-part series utilizes Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery,” (one of our 8th graders’ favorites) as an example. You can use this example and framework to begin creating your own :)

PART 2 of 4 CONTINUES WITH ...

A HIGH-INTEREST STORY

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