The Short Story

Description: An English literature course designed to teach students how to read and analyze literature by gaining a basic understanding of plot, character, and setting. Basic analysis of poetry is also included in this course. A representative sampling of classic short stories and essays by great authors such as Kipling, Hawthorne, Poe, Conan Doyle, Irving, Melville, Forster, Twain, Joyce, Chekhov, James, Hemingway, and others. Basic composition techniques for expository essays will also be presented. Students should devote approximately 45 minutes per day for this course. The assessment will primarily be based on participation, reading quizzes, plot diagrams for each story, and collaborative discussion forums that help the student to engage a particular question, theme, or event in the story. Students are required to write clear, relevant, and well-formed entries. This encourages a deep consideration of the story and also trains the students to note important elements and glean insights from others. Students can post observations about the reading, starting a discussion over the reading, as well as reply to other discussion threads. The instructor may also include an essay at the end of the course. This class is worth 1 high school credit in English, Language Arts, or Literature.

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: All stories will be provided online at no cost. See the reading listStudents will need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).

Class Schedule
Section A, 2020-21 The Short Story W - 2:00PM - 3:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section B, 2020-21 The Short Story T - 12:00PM - 1:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List

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