The Short Story
In a good short story, every element in its artistic composition — plot, character, theme, narrative manner, and setting — should contribute to the central idea. The unit is highly effective, not only in creating interest in reading short stories, but also in providing a basis for how to write a short story. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide featuring reproducible handouts, activities, testing, vocabulary words, and more. 18 minutes. Grades 5-12.