This work sheet can be used with any number of short stories. I use it to help my students see similar patterns in plot and structure among diverse stories. Once students recognize and codify these patterns, they are ready to create their own short stories. Short story assignment is available here
The introduction PPT, which goes over these concepts, is available to download for free
. A bonus note-taking sheet for the PPT is at the end of this file!
Stories my class has used this with include "Hills Like White Elephants" and "The Story of an Hour."