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You can stretch it out for the entire months of August and September. By adding student centered activities with each story your students can explore literary devices (great for covering irony, sarcasm, satire, and characterization), the plot diagram, author's purpose, and thematic response.
A generous selection within your unit - Need to have variety! Native American creation myths, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, background information on legends and myths, could be very cross-curricular.
Where can you find short stories?
There is such an amazing selection of short stories available in the public domain. I find my short stories online in full texts. I also use a text book. At home, your students can access the stories online through website links you can provide.
One of my favorite short stories, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow can be found online, for free! I recommend using audio and your students will love concluding the unit with viewing the film Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Here are some more short story unit ideas!