• Course Type
    Core Courses
  • Grade Level
  • Category
    Language Arts
  • Course Length
    One Semester

Short Stories exposes students to the basic characteristics, writing style, and literary elements of a story. From characters, point of view, and setting to techniques such as suspense and irony, students learn how short stories provide readers with the opportunity to experience different storylines in a precise and defined format. Students become acquainted with the compact nature of the short story literary form and each author’s ability to weave exciting, interesting narratives in such short, tight spaces. Students learn the importance of being concise, recognizing that good literature does not necessarily have to be lengthy in order to be captivating.