Day 4

Nine Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Write Your Own Short Story

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    Students will be able to practice create writing skills and discuss what makes a successful short story

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5

    Structure:

    What makes this collection of short stories so successful? Come up with a list of potential qualities as a class. Examples might include: succinctness; clear descriptions; arresting images; surprise endings; epiphanies and reversals; narration; stories within stories; and so on. Spend about 15 minutes on this discussion, using concrete examples from the text, and tell students to take notes.

    Then, tell students that they will write their...

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