Short Story Unit Unit Purpose:

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Short Story Unit
Anita Fossum
Unit Purpose:
The purpose of this short story unit is to understand the elements of short
stories while reading a variety of examples. This short story unit will have
the students demonstrate their ability to read, interpret, and make
conclusions from what they read. This unit will also give the students the
opportunity to demonstrate their creativity with a variety of writing
assignments developed throughout the unit using the elements of short
stories. The students will be aware of the varieties of styles that authors
use in writing short stories.
Unit Objectives:
Students will interpret and understand the stories read for class.
Students will make their own deductions, conclusions, and opinions of the
short stories.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the elements of short stories.
Students will expand their vocabulary, understanding the elements of short
stories, as well as some words throughout their reading.
Evaluation:
1. Students will have in-class participation with class discussions.
Group/Class orientated.
2. Students will complete daily worksheets demonstrating their
understanding of the short story.
3. Students will have a working short story throughout this unit. It will
be revised numerous times and handed in for participation points.
4. There will be a final test over the short stories as well as the
elements of short stories.