I've created a sketch note
style template for eight popular short stories: "The Most Dangerous Game", "The Necklace", "The Interlopers","Lamb to the Slaughter", "The Gift of the Magi", "A Sound of Thunder", "The Cask of Amontillado",and "The Story of an Hour".
When you add the visual element to note taking (sketch, doodle, color)
you increase the understanding and analysis of students with many different learning styles
. We interpret information in so many different ways, and our students do as well. My note taking page allows for the visual element without the stress of students drawing. With this note taking page, they may categorize information in a non-linear pattern and add color, but they are not worried about drawing the perfect picture.
They will examine the textual evidence
for characterization, plot, setting,dramatic irony, theme, foreshadowing, chronology, and other various literary devices.
I've included a full size
page and a printable half size
copy for interactive notebooks for each sketch note page.
Here are some other lessons that focus on the short story...
⛲ "A Sound of Thunder" Short Story Unit: CCSS
⛲ "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes: A Short Story Unit
⛲ "The Artist" by: Rabindranath Tagore-Short Story Unit
⛲ "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" Short Story Unit
⛲ Alternative Summative Assessments: Any Novel or Short Story
⛲ Edgar Allan Poe Literacy Stations: high school : poetry and short story
⛲ Interactive Paper Bag Portfolio Project: Any Novel, Short Story, Drama
⛲ Short Story : 13 Constructed Response Prompts: Any Short Story
⛲ Short Story Assessment-Cooperative Learning
⛲ Short Story Bundle : Common Core Based
⛲ Short Story Package: "You Need to go Upstairs": Word Wall/Constructed Response
⛲ Short Story Sketch Note Template (8 classic stories)
⛲ Symbolism Lesson for Any Novel or Short Story:Rock, Paper, Scissors
⛲ The Lady or the Tiger Short Story Unit:Word Wall/Constructed Responses
⛲ The Mandala Project:Use with Novel, Short Story, or Poem: Final Assessment
⛲ The Most Dangerous Game Short Story Package: Common Core CCSS
⛲ The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe: Short Story Unit
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