Short Story Unit. Created by Dena Reeve. CSUS NATIONAL BOARD UNIT PLANNING TEMPLATE Title: Short Story Unit.
Created by Dena Reeve
Title: Short Story Unit
Purpose of this unit: This is a beginning step of their sophomore year. Short stories are the base level to assess knowledge of students and to develop vocabulary for later novel analysis discussions as well as to practice on a smaller level before jumping in to a more complex reading.
What National Boards video entries will you be using? How does this unit relate to the National Board Core Propositions? Entry level 2 and 3 ask for either a small group discussion or a whole group discussion. Both can be attained with this unit. However I will plan a whole group discussion first.
What standards for your portfolio does this unit demonstrate? Please review slides 10, 11 and 12.
Define elements of literature
Identify traits of character
Identify literary devices within text.
Identify genre and types of genres.
Critique a story for its effectiveness
Compare the works of one author
Compare similar theme across genres
Examine how characters impact the plot.
Trace development of time and sequence of events
Examine how all above interactions form the story.
Design own creative scary story using elements to enhance the story.
Brainstorm what tool(s) an author could have used to make a more impactful story
Speculate how a writer was given more time they would edit their story based off their history.
Demonstrate learning of this unit through self-assessment of creative write.
Apply personal background knowledge to impact own story.
Use evidence of universal theme to prove understanding.
Research scary moments to possibly use within own writing.Enduring Outcomes