Affordable Fiction

Each story is offered as a money-saving bundle, plus each item is sold separately.

after-twenty-years-bundle-coverAfter Twenty Years by O’Henry: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, literary essay.  Projects include Interview Project (interviewing someone about an old friendship), Newspaper Writing, Prequel Writing, Write Your Own, and Wanted Poster.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2776/2776-h/2776-h.htm#21

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aladdin-activities-thumbAladdin (from 1001 Arabian Nights): Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary and movie vs. book comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (16 projects, including writing a modern version, a review of the story, or a how-to make good use of the wishes guide and many more), Value of Things Multimedia Project, and 3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/57/57-h/57-h.htm.

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slide1The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (9 projects, including write Aylmer’s final report, decide whether Aylmer deserves the outcome, and write a illustrate Aylmer’s experiments, and more), plus stand-alone Alternate Point of View Writing, Newspaper writing, and Unappreciated Personal Writing

Find the story online:http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/125/

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call-of-the-wild-activities-coverThe Call of the Wild by Jack London: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (16 projects, including make a lost dog poster for Buck, examine the themes of survival and instinct, or tell the Yeehat story of the ghost dog, plus many more ), Letter Writing Activity, and Book Cover Project.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/215/215-h/215-h.htm

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christmas-carol-activity-bundle-coverA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, literary essay, vocabulary, and movie vs. book (also works with play versions).  Projects include Culminating Projects set (16 projects, including researching Dickens’ past to compare with the story, what does it mean to “keep Christmas all year” or compare the story with one of the Christmas TV specials that use the idea of the ghosts, plus many more) and Past Present and Future Personal Writing.

Find the story online: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46

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cask-of-amontillado-activity-bundleThe Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe: Includes reading questions, word webs, and vocabulary.  Projects include Coat of Arms Project, Write Fortunato’s Story, and the Search for Fortunato Project.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1063/1063-h/1063-h.htm

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frankenstein-activities-thumbFrankenstein by Mary Shelley: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, literary essay and movie vs. book comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (16 projects, including make a wanted poster for the creature, write a police report for one of the murders, examine the traits of Gothic and Romantic genres apply to Frankenstein, plus many more), plus Analyzing the Cultural Image project, Female Monster Alternate Ending, and Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover Personal Writing.

Find the story online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm

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slide1The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (9 projects, including create a flyer advertising the trial of the young man, analyze the king’s system of judgement, and write an epilogue, plus many more),plus stand-alone Alternate Ending and Lose-Lose Situation Personal Writing projects.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/396/pg396.html

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sleepy-hollow-activities-thumbThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, literary essay, and movie vs. books comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (16 projects, including research research the history of the headless horseman in stories to compare to the text, analyze use of 3rd person limited point of view, and advertise Sleepy Hollow without scaring away tourists, and more), plus Headless Horseman Story writing, Soundtrack Activity, and Comparison Activities.

Find the story online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41/41-h/41-h.htm

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metamorphosis-activities-bundle-thumbThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: Includes reading questions and graphic organizers.  Projects include Clerk’s Report, Greta’s Transformation, Write Your Own, Media Adaptation, and Personal Metamorphosis Writing Activity

Find the story online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5200/5200-h/5200-h.htm

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monkeys-paw-activity-bundle-thumbsThe Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and literary essay, vocabulary, and movie vs. book comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (12 projects, including create a Craigslist post to tell the paw, modernize the story, and review the White family’s experience with wishes, plus many more), plus stand-alone Prequel Writing and “When it Didn’t Work Out” Personal Writing projects

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12122

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the-necklace-activity-bundle-coverThe Necklace by Guy de Maupassant: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and literary essay.  Projects include stand-alone Alternate Ending Writing, Modernize It, and Honest Communication Personal Writing projects.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10483/pg10483.html (part of a collection)

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rip-van-winkle-activity-bundle-thumbRip Van Winkle by Washington Irving: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (9 projects, including research the American Revolution then examining its impact on the story, analyzing whether Rip is a sympathetic character or explore the cultural idea of Rip Van Winkle and his unusual sleep, and more), plus stand alone projects Write Your Own, and Book Cover.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2048/2048-h/2048-h.htm#link2H_4_0008 (direct link, part of a collection: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2048)

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secret-life-of-walter-mitty-activity-bundle-thumbThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, literary essay, vocabulary, and movie vs. book comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (11 projects, including create a mobile of items or symbols from the story, write a future obituary for Walter, and write a day dream for Mrs. Mitty), plus Write More Daydreams stand alone project.

Find the story online: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1939/03/18/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-2

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slide1The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (9 projects, including research the Irish Civil War to compare with the story, create story mobile of symbols and images, and analyze each of the deaths, and many more), plus, stand-alone Alternate Point of View, Prequel and Sequel Writing Projects.

Find the story online: http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/sniper.html

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slide1The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson : Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, literary essay and movie vs. book comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (16 projects, including writing a newspaper article about the end of Jekyll, write an epilogue to the story, and researching issues of virtue and vice in the Victorian era then evaluating their affect on the story), plus Alternate Ending Project, Alternate Point of View Writing, and Search for Hyde activity.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42

Activity Bundle (also includes links to the separate parts for individual purchase): Buy at Teachers Pay Teachers

slide1Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (9 projects, including retell the story in modern times, compare Kate Chopin’s life to the  events of the story, and write an obituary for Mrs. Mallard, and more), plus stand-alone Alternate Point of View and Sequel Writing projects.

Find the story online: http://www.katechopin.org/story-hour/

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slide1The Time Machine by H.G. Wells: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and literary essay.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (9 projects, including make a lost dog poster for Buck, examine the themes of survival and instinct, or tell the Yeehat story of the ghost dog, plus many more), Letter Writing Activity, and Book Cover Project.

Find the story online: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35

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to-build-a-fire-activity-bundle-coverTo Build a Fire by Jack London: Includes reading questions, graphic organizers, and movie vs. book comparison.  Projects include Culminating Projects set (15 projects, including analyze major technology changes since 1890 to present then explain how they would have been addressed in the story, create a soundtrack, research history of industrialization and class differences in 1890s England, plus many more), plus stand-alone Sequel and My Personal Time Machine Personal Writing projects.

Find the story online: http://classicshorts.com/stories/firelndn.html

Activity Bundle (also includes links to the separate parts for individual purchase): Buy at Teachers Pay Teachers

Mega Bundles

three-wishes-unit-thumbThree Wishes Unit: Includes both “Aladdin” and “The Monkey’s Paw”.  Compare how the two stories treat wishes so differently.  Includes all items for each of the stories, plus additional wishes comparison activity.

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washington-irving-bundle-thumbWashington Irving Bundle: includes both “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.”  Compare and contrast these two iconic, if somewhat supernatural, short stories.  Includes all items from both stories, plus comparison activity and culminating project set for Washington Irving.

Unit (also includes links to separate parts for individual purchase): Buy at Teachers Pay Teachers