Short 

Stories

Short Stories

$180 for 6 weeks

 

Teacher

Marlene Liotti

Ages

14 - 18 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Plot and Setting – Part 1

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will read The Horseman in the Sky.
Students will show how plot is influenced by setting and how imagery helps the reader to see the setting.
Students will review the concept of foreshadowing.
Students will read The Monkey’s Paw.
Students will look at the effect of setting, choice of words, and suspense on the theme and mood of the piece

HOMEWORK

No Homework

Session 2: Plot and Setting – Part 2

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will read The Californian’s Tale.
Students will show how plot is influenced by setting.
Students will analyze how descriptive sensory details and imagery affect the plot.
Students will examine relationships between characters.
Students will read The Bet.
Students will point out the plot and setting.
Students will look at the differences in fiction and nonfiction descriptions of the same incident.

HOMEWORK

No Homework

Session 3: Character

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will read A Problem.
Students will learn how to develop a character.
Students’ focus will be on static and dynamic characters, and how conflict can be used in developing characters.
Students will read The Ransom of Red Chief.
Students will point out the affect of subtleties, dialogue, and physical description on how characters are perceived by the reader.
Students will also learn about flat and round characters.
Students will listen to A Raid on the Oyster Pirates.
Students will show how flat and round characters are used in an autobiographical short story.

HOMEWORK

No Homework

Session 4: Theme and Conflict – Part 1

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will read The Interlopers.
Students will recognize three themes of conflict which are: man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. self.
Students will delve into how to use active and passive voice.
Students will examine how irony can be used to explain meaning.
Students will read Leiningen vs, the Ants.
Students will learn about the omniscient narrator.
Students will examine the theme called conflict.
Students will learn how to develop a character in a personal narrative.

HOMEWORK

No Homework

 

Session 5: Theme and Conflict – Part 2

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will read By the Waters of Babylon.
Students will point out the themes called change and exploration, and a journey for self-identity.
Students will investigate allusion as a literary device.
Students will examine point of view and author’s purpose.
Students will read An Occurrence at Owl Creek.
Students will show where historical background, cause and effect, dialogue, and theme are used in this passage.

HOMEWORK

No Homework

Session 6: Narrator and Voice

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will read The Story of an Hour.
Students will consider how narration impacts the characters, plot, and tone of the piece.
Students will recognize the third person point of view (POV).
Students will read Beware of the Dog.
While reading, students will make predictions by employing the strategy of question-synthesize-infer.
Students will read The Tell-Tale Heart.
Students will recognize the first person point of view and how it influences the characters, mood, tone, and plot.
Students will look at how symbolism can be used to make plot predictions.

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