This is a great way to introduce students into the literary world of the short story. Covering a myriad of important concepts such as "conflict" and "characterization," students will learn the critical components needed for literary analysis and enjoyment of the short story. This presentation can be used for many grade levels in middle and high school. There are 53 slides. A companion study guide is also available that helps the student follow and track the concepts as they are covered. This guide also provides the student with a hard copy of notes for future review.