This is a quick introduction to short stories for high school students. The focus is on unity. We follow up by reading and then writing stories that follow the unities of classic drama: one action, one place, one day.
This PowerPoint includes notes on how to guide the students' note-taking. The notes can also be used to create a note-taking guide for students with IEPs who need more structure.
Click the following links for the rest of the unit, a complete note-taking guide for this presentation and a literary analysis sheet for short stories that uses the principles in this introduction
and a fun short story writing assignment
, will be in a subsequent post.