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Short Story Powerpoint

  1. 1. + Brittany Freeman Chelsea Johnsen Ashley Turner Dr. Robert Petrone ENGL 451N April 27, 2009
  2. 2. “Why do people even read short stories?” “What can we gain from short stories that we don’t from other texts?” “Why should our students read short stories?” “What relevance do short stories have to our students?” +
  3. 3. Understandings 1.  Students will be able to read and analyze short stories while paying attention to the literary elements in the story. 2.  Develop a sense of community within the class through short story. Skills + 3.  Students will be able to write their own short story through their understanding about the elements of fiction. 4.  Students will be able to design responses to short stories, focusing on sharing details about the story with others. Knowledge 5. Students will be able to critically think about and become the expert on a series of short stories.
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  5. 5. Short Story Fair: Open Mic Reading: For this assessment students This assessment will be a must find three short stories time for students to share that were not discussed in the short stories they have class, and create a project written for this unit. around a central theme that Students must review the connects each of the stories. Students may choose any writing prompt exercises stories they wish, but they on the elements of fiction must be able to present each learned in class, and be short story they pick in an able to compose their own organized presentation short story that includes centered on the element of all the elements of fiction fiction. studied.
  6. 6. + Stage 3—Element of Design Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 2 3 4 5 6 Intro to short story “The Necklace” by “The Necklace” by “The Things They “The Things They unit—history, etc. Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant Carried” Tim O’Brien Carried” Tim O’Brien (description) (character) (character) (description) 9 10 11 12 13 “The Things They MOVIE-- “The Greasy Lake” T. “The Greasy Lake” T. “The Greasy Lake” T Carried” Tim O’Brien C. Boyle (setting, C. Boyle (setting, C. Boyle (setting, (narration) character) character) character) 16 17 18 19 20 “WWJD” Will Weaver “WWJD” Will Weaver “Drum Kiss” Susan “Visit” Walter Dean WORKSHOP-- (conflict, character, (conflict, character, Power (point of view) Myers (dialogue) plot) plot) 23 24 25 26 27 “Guns for Geeks” “Guns for Geeks” TOPIC DISCUSSION-- THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING Chris Crutcher Chris Crutcher (voice, (theme) conflict) 30 1 2 3 4 “Geeks bearing “Geeks bearing PANEL DISCUSSION- RESEARCH-- RESEARCH-- Gifts” Ron Koertge (all Gifts” Ron Koertge (all WRAP UP elements) elements)
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