Short Story Analysis Template for ANY Story

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Internet Activities
3 pages of worksheets in 3 different versions
Compatible with Digital Devices
The Teacher-Author has indicated that this resource can be used for device-based learning.


Build independence with these short story analysis worksheets (printable and digital) that students can use to kickstart their thinking about any short story.

This resource includes printable PDF worksheets as well as two different digital versions - a fillable PDF form and a PowerPoint with fillable text boxes, which can also be uploaded to your Google Drive for use in Google Slides.

The resource prompts students to identify and analyse a range of aspects of any short story:

  • Important context
  • Theme
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Plot summary
  • Mood
  • Tone
  • Literary Devices
  • Symbols
  • Conflict
  • Key quotes

Use this resource to structure your lesson after reading a short story, or have students use it independently with a story of their choice. The sheets are also ideal as an exam review task or sub plan, once students are familiar with the literary terminology.


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Total Pages
3 pages of worksheets in 3 different versions
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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