This Powerpoint defines the short story, looks at ancient short stories such as the Canterbury Tales, and focuses on its major early practitioners such as Hawthorne, Poe, and Chekhov. Then it looks at five major types of short stories.
These rhetorical techniques are the twin pillars of any good argumentation. After each explanation, I offer a section where students must generate examples of their own of concession and qualification, and at the end give an assignment based on
Sick of teaching the five paragraph essay? And are your students sick of it, too?
This article shows the three basic structures of school essays -- 5 paragraph, Modes, and Sophisticated Essay -- and shows how each is constructed. You can recommend
This is a list of 40 essay assignments, all original to me and most of them unusual and innovative. I provide reading resources for many of the assignments. I end with 11 ideas for how to create different types of essay assignments (more involvement