Short Story Unit: Intro to Literature for all short stories


Engage your students in a short story unit that works with any piece of fiction. This short story teaching lesson introduces students to short stories, fiction, and literary devices. It includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about short stories, and you can use these organizers over and over again. 

This lesson works with all short stories and any piece of fiction. It is the perfect introduction to literature lesson.

**Also available in DIGITAL**

This short story unit includes two files:

  • An engaging and editable, 20-slide PowerPoint
  • A PDF document with student materials.

The PowerPoint is a multi-day presentation that teaches students about the basics of short stories including characters, setting, plot, conflict, point of view, and theme.

The PDF document includes:

  • A teacher instruction sheet with lesson ideas
  • Guided student notes to use during instruction
  • Multiple graphic organizers that can be used for ANY short story
  • An analyzing theme essay that can be used for ANY short story
  • An essay outline
  • An essay peer editing form
  • 100 points essay rubric

Included Organizers

  • Character analysis antagonist and protagonist profile
  • Setting organizer
  • Plot diagram
  • Story cube
  • Figurative language tracker
  • Story prediction chart
  • Short story graphic organizer
  • Short story comic strip organizer

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