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Short Story Fair: Responding to Short Stories in Multiple Media and Genres

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Short Story Fair: Responding to Short Stories in Multiple Media and Genres

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Literary Elements Map

Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 5

French author Guy de Maupassant was born on this day in 1850.

Students read and then rewrite a de Maupassant short story, updating its vocabulary and setting to that of the 21st century.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 16

Oprah Winfrey launched her book club this week in 1996.

Book clubs are created within the classroom or with a grade level or different classes.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom

Describes ways short story collections can be integrated into the English curriculum, including a short story fair, a short story hunt, using single short stories to extend a unit, using a short story by itself, using a collection as a whole, and using short stories as part of a focus on writing. Offers a list of short story resources.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

This book isnít about technology. Itís about the teaching practices that technology enables. This book addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century.

 

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