Lesson Plan

Introduction to Short Story Writers Say

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There are so many authors of short stories, and your class can have the chance to study quite a few. This seventh lesson in a series of fourteen continues the decision-making process for the final assessment: a short story author study. Learners discuss various authors, listen to and read "Say Yes" by Tobias Wolff, discuss theme in the story, and work on finalizing their project decisions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • The presentation mentioned in the plan is not included; however, you could create your own by finding some famous short story writers, or search the Lesson Planet collection
  • The video link within the lesson document for "Say Yes" does not work, but there is a new link in the materials that you can use instead
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • See the materials for the reading passage ("Say Yes") and other resources for teaching the lesson
  • Allows some time for exploring various authors and stories
  • Some materials are not provided; see the Teaching Tips for suggestions on how to make the lesson go smoothly without them