For a musical review of the element of short stories click here.
Love short stories? Read some more great American short stories here.
Short story tropes appear more often than you would think! To see where ideas presented in "The Most Dangerous Game" show up in pop culture, click here.
To boldly go where no man has gone before… Short stories take us places we could never imagine. To have Leonard Nimoy transport you to a dark future by reading Ray Bradbury's "There Will Be Soft Rains," click here.
The Plot: Direct Instruction lesson includes a Presi presentation to visually explain the elements of plot in short stories. See it here.
The Introduction: Multimedia Inquiry lesson includes a Smart Board lesson to present information to the students and have them interact with new knowledge. See it here. The students will also need to navigate the internet during this lesson.
To present their original short stories, the students will create a podcast of them reading their work. To see an example of the type of software they will be using, click here.