"When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you." -George Saunders
Short Story Lesson Plans
Each of these lessons can be found on the Timeline page to see how they will be arranged throughout the unit. They are in order to how they will be taught and include all handouts, worksheets, and rubrics within the lesson plan.
-The Introduction lesson is a Multimedia/Inquiry lesson where students will be introduced to the elements of short stories and participate in pre-reading activities for each of the stories covered in this unit. They will also:
Interact with a Smart Board and other technologies
Review MLA format
Make predictions about authors and titles
Make textual predictions
The students will actively search for answers to the questions they have about literature and life.
-The Point of View lesson plan is a Socratic Seminar lesson where students will explore narration within many short stories. They will see just how many ways a story can be told by using the different points of view:
First Person Peripheral
Third Person Limited
Third Person Multiple
Third Person Omniscient
The students will see the world is new when you use different perspectives.
-The Putting It All Together lesson will do just that. In a Cooporative lesson plan the students will take what they have learned about the elements of short stories and apply them all to one story. Groups will become masters of:
Point of View
The skills they learn will help them to see these elements in other short stories and later novels, poems, and the lives of those around them.