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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.

You might also enjoy: Epic Cactus-themed Planner | Earth Day Mini Book | |Seasonal Monthly Newsletters | The Lottery Close Reading

This adorable NO-PREP activity is the perfect way to get your kiddos engaged in St. Patrick’s Day this year and every year to follow! This can also be adapted for ANY grade or ability level. Kids can create full-size or mini books to share everything they’ve learned about St. Patrick’s Day and leprechauns. Use the pages individually or all together, as group work or for independent work, use for centers and stations or at desks.

You might also enjoy: Valentine’s Day Themed Slideshow | Epic Cactus-themed Planner | Earth Day Mini Book | Valentine’s Day Mini Book | Seasonal Monthly Newsletters

Create your own mini or full size Earth Day book! This activity is a meaningful way for students to acknowledge the earth and everything it does for us. You can: Write thank you letters the the Earth, Pledge your goals to make the earth a better place, Tell the earth your three favorite things about it, Brainstorm ways you can reduce, reuse, and recycle…

Other Activities in my shop include: Valentine’s Mini Book Poetry | Heart Slideshow Template | Prepositions | Watercolor Heart Slide Template

Do you have an unhealthy obsession for all things cacti and succulent? Need a little organization to get you through this year? Want a straight forward planner with extensive areas for notes as well as clear weekly and monthly views? Then this planner should really get stuck on you!

Included in this resource are: A link to the editable Google Slides Version, A printable PDF, 1 front cover, 1 back cover, 12 title pages (December, January, February…), 12 months, weekly layouts for each month, and 5 lined note pages after each month.

Other resources are available in my shop as well: A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | The Lottery

Encourage kindness among your students this February with this mini poetry book activity. Consider it a book of bucket filling. All ages and ability levels can enjoy writing something sweet to a friend, teacher, or parent.

Other Valentine’s Day Resources available in my shop – 91 Google Slide Template |Monthly Newsletter Templates | Pink & Grey Slideshow Template

Do you want to help keep parents and families informed about what’s going on in your classroom each month? Want it to be as easy as type and send? Then this is the newsletter for you.

There are two versions of each month – a dated month (that has a mini calendar to add important dates to) and a non-dated month that you can use every year. Each version is available via Google Slides as well as Canva (with your free /paid account). The links to both are included in this download as well as instructions.

Other Activities in my shop include: Valentine’s Mini Book Poetry | Heart Slideshow Template | Prepositions | Watercolor Heart Slide Template

Need a slideshow pronto? Want something on point and ready to fill? Check and check! This Valentine’s Day themed, cute grey & pink slideshow is sure to engage. Each slide is different, each with sketchy heart doodles. 28 slides total (one for each day of the month). Duplicate and remove whatever slides you want to create the presentation that’s right for you.

Other Valentine’s Day Resources available in my shop – 91 Google Slide Template |Monthly Newsletter Templates | Valentine’s Day Poem Mini Book

If you are distance teaching this year, tests are vital for checking reading comprehension and as a way to make sure students are staying on task. This assessment has 4 true/false & 12 multiple choice. The answers key is included.

There are a number of other tests available in my shop – A Sound of Thunder | There Will Come Soft Rains | The Devil and Tom Walker | The Fall of the House of Usher | The Lottery | The Monkey’s Paw


If you are distance teaching this year, tests are vital to checking reading comprehension and as a way to make sure students are staying on task. This assessment has 4 true/false & 12 multiple choice. The answer key is included.

There are a number of other tests available in my shop – A Sound of Thunder | There Will Come Soft Rains | The Devil and Tom Walker | The Fall of the House of Usher | The Lottery | The Monkey’s Paw


This comprehensive quiz is a great way to wrap up Washington Irving’s Gothic short story, The Devil and Tom Walker. There are 12 multiple choice questions and 4 true/false questions. You can easily use this with scan-trons, have students write directly on it, or project it. There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well:

A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | The Lottery

Check out this Test Bundle – The discount gets you one test free!


This comprehensive quiz is a great way to wrap up Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic short story, The Fall of the House of Usher. There are 12 multiple choice questions and 4 true/false questions. You can easily use this with scan-trons, have students write directly on it, or project it. There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well:

A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | The Lottery

Check out this Test Bundle – The discount gets you one test free!


This comprehensive quiz is a great way to wrap up Shirley Jackson’s Gothic short story, The Lottery. There are 12 multiple choice questions and 4 true/false questions. You can easily use this with scan-trons, have students write directly on it, or project it. There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well:

A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies

Check out The Lottery close reading lesson that goes with this test.


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.


Looking for Gothic and/or dystopian assessments? You’ve come to the right place. This bundle includes five of the bestselling tests in my shop.

Includes: A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | There Will Come Soft Rains

Everything comes with answers and can be used with or without scantrons, in-person or remotely. You can get the close reading lesson for The Monkey’s Paw here as well.


This comprehensive, 16 question quiz is ready to go and designed to be used with scantrons or delivered remotely. There are four true/false questions and the rest are multiple choice. Check out the lesson that goes with this test: The Monkey’s Paw Lesson

There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well: A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Lord of the Flies | There Will Come Soft Rains


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.