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Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom
by Diana Mitchell
|Grades||8 – 12|
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.
This lesson plan is based on an idea from: Mitchell, Diana. "Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom." English Journal 86.8 (December 1997): 73-77.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
In this activity, students read short stories and create presentations in multiple media to share in a Short Story Fair. At the fair, students explore and respond to the displays.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create epitaphs for characters from a tragedy, such as Hamlet.