About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering short stories genres will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about various short story genres. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding short stories by genre
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about different short story genres
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra literature resources
How It Works:
- Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Short Stories by Genre chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Short Stories by Genre chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literature question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos and read text lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a short story genre unit of a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Short horror stories written by famous authors
- Psychological horror short stories
- Narrative nonfiction short stories
1. Short Horror Stories by Famous Authors
How many times have your students asked for scary stories? If they're anything like most kids, they've probably asked an awful lot. Use this list of horror stories to appeal to your students' darker reading desires.
2. Psychological Horror Stories
This lesson includes 5 summaries of psychological horror stories that teachers and parents can use with their students. Since all of these novels have teenage protagonists, they could be a good fit for students aged 12 through 18.
3. Narrative Nonfiction Short Stories
Teaching students to read narrative nonfiction is a unique experience, since it combines some features of fiction with some of nonfiction. This lesson offers some narrative nonfiction stories you can use to help your students better understand the genre.
4. The Six Swans by Brothers Grimm: Summary, Characters & Morals
~'The Six Swans~' by the Brothers Grimm is a dark fairy tale that explores themes of good versus evil and the consequences of our actions. In this lesson, we will summarize the story and examine the characters.
5. The Wise Little Girl: Fairy Tale Summary
Turns out, a wise little girl is no match for the greatest ruler in the land! In this tale of girl power, ~'The Wise Little Girl~' introduces us to the wisdom of a child and how it helps her father win in the end.
6. Short Crime Stories for Kids
Crime stories are intriguing, offering elements of suspense, surprise and drama. These qualities make books with crime themes especially attractive to young readers. This book list of made up of short crime stories for kids.
7. Short Stories About War for Kids
War is a tough thing to comprehend. Reading about war can be a simple way to help students understand its nuances. This book list includes a broad selection of short stories, especially for kids, about war.
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Other chapters within the Short Stories: Study Guide & Homework Help course
- The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant
- Studying The Lady or the Tiger
- The Short Stories of Washington Irving
- The Short Stories of Saki
- The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield
- The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov
- Studying Desiree's Baby
- Studying The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
- Studying The Yellow Wallpaper
- Studying The Brass Teapot
- Studying Death by Scrabble
- The Short Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Short Stories of Joseph Conrad
- The Short Stories of Jack London
- The Short Stories of Edith Wharton
- The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce
- Short Stories Summary & Analysis
- The Short Stories of Kate Chopin
- The Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
- The Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Short Stories of Thomas Hardy
- The Short Stories of Mark Twain