- Students will examine the elements of fiction and how meaning is developed in a short story.
- Students will collaborate to create settings, characters, and plot lines within a piece of short fiction.
- Students will collaborate to create multiple perspectives, demonstrated through narration, within the same plot of events.
- Students will improve their skills in identifying and constructing figurative language, symbolism, tone, and mood.
- Students will enhance skills in grammar, mechanics, writing fluency and Internet format.
“The Man to Send Rain Clouds” by Leslie Marmon Silko
- Students will identify examples of internal and external conflicts.
- Students will create statments that demonstrate the relationship between conflicts and theme in the story.
- Students will compare a short story to a familiar novel, Speak.
“Little Red Riding Hood” by Golden Fairy Tale Classics
- Students will review current knowledge of the elements of short fiction.
- Students will create statements that demonstrate the relationship between conflict and theme.
- Students will analyze authors’ choices regarding plot and the influence of those choices on theme.