Close Reading Lessons

The Yellow Wallpaper is an exceptional short story to share with students – especially during Women’s History Month in March. This close reading lesson includes 83 pages of info and activities (w/answers & rubrics) and an additional 18 page complete version of the text annotated with vocab and insights. That’s over 100 pages! Plus – This is a TpT Digital Activity, so your students can complete this ANYWHERE!

Included are – Author bio, Key events of the period, Plot diagram, Literary devices, Themes, Character activities, LINCS vocabulary, Definitions & Writing, Crossword, Argumentative writing, Ethos Pathos Logos handout, Rubrics, Informative Writing, Outlines, Narrative writing, Writing pages, Quizzes.

This 63 page resource is chock-full of close reading activities perfect for distance learning or in-class learning. Everything includes answers (aside from the open writing assignments).

There is a link (included in both the student and teacher copies) of the blank or student version that makes sharing with and presenting to the class super easy. This allows teachers to post questions in front of the class without having to write them out or post them in Zoom/virtual class settings. This saves time and ink for sure.


The short story, The Monkey’s Paw, is a great story to introduce students to the horror genre. This 57 page resource is chock-full of close reading activities perfect for distance learning or in-class learning. Everything includes answers (aside from the open writing assignments).

There is a link (included in both the student and teacher copies) of the blank or student version that makes sharing with and presenting to the class super easy. This allows teachers to post questions in front of the class without having to write them out or post them in Zoom/virtual class settings. This saves time and ink for sure.