Ch 4: Short Stories: Cask of Amontillado, Most Dangerous Game, Scarlet Ibis

About This Chapter

Teachers looking for more resources to discuss short story elements in class should consider this chapter. The lessons use examples from short stories typically found in high school curricula, allowing students to learn vocab and major concepts.

Short Story Elements & Exemplars - Chapter Summary

Students may be accustomed to analyzing longer works of literature, but they may not know how to analyze short stories. These lessons provide guidance about short story elements, which shows students what to look for in short stories and how to discuss these elements. Many of the lessons available in this and other chapters use videos. These video lessons create a visual and audio display, helping students to see and hear the important information through an engaging format. Teachers can assign video lessons to individual students, or show video lessons in class to encourage discussions on a particular topic. After students have completed the information in this chapter, they should be knowledgeable enough to do the following:

  • Explain the elements within a short story
  • Review and analyze Poe's The Cask of Amontillado
  • Show key themes within The Most Dangerous Game
  • Determine the importance of setting within The Scarlet Ibis

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