We found 50 resources with the concept elements of a short story
The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
There is more going on under the surface of Ernest Hemingway's work than one can glean in an initial reading. A literature resource compares the themes and structures of several of Hemingway's works before prompting class members to use...
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
K - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining abilities, all with the wonderful whimsy of Horton, Whos, and a Wocket.
Analyzing Vonnegut's View of the Future and His Commentary on the Present in Harrison Bergeron
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron" engages adolescents with its theme about the dangers of complete societal equality. Learners complete a graphic organizer to track literary elements in the story, as well as an inference...
The Importance of Setting in a Story
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Where does it happen? When did it happen? These are two questions that play a key role in understanding the setting of a story. The fourth and final video in a Language Arts playlist uses a song to explain how the setting connects to...
Defining Conflict Using "The Interlopers"
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Feeling conflicted? Work out those issues with a language arts lesson on internal and external conflict. Using "The Interlopers" by Saki, class members identify the conflicts between the characters before writing their own short stories...
Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates.
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
Understanding Protagonists and Antagonists
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How can you tell if a character is a villain? What about a hero? Work on literary analysis with an engaging language arts worksheet. After completing an activity about the four types of conflict, learners fill out a character map about a...