Teaching the Short Story

This resource provides many ideas that illustrate how to teach students to write a powerful short story, including good hooks, good conclusions, dialogue, character development, the writer's notebook, and many more. This lesson provides lesson plans that scaffold student understanding of effective use of dialogue, character development, good hooks and closure.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0301.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes to different audiences.
GLE 0301.3.2
Write in various modes and genres, including narration, literary response, personal experience, and subject matter content.
GLE 0401.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes and to a variety of audiences.
GLE 0401.3.2
Write in a variety of modes and genres (e.g., narration, description, personal expression, imaginative writing, response to literature, response to subject...
GLE 0501.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes and to different audiences.
GLE 0501.3.2
Write in various modes and genres, including narration, literary response, personal expression, description, and imaginative.
 
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