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10 resources with the keyterm elements of a short story

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"Rikki-tikki-tavi"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” provides an opportunity to model for readers how to use background information to enrich understanding of a story. Class members observe animal behavior, listen to biographical background on Rudyard Kipling, study...
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Identify the Five Elements of a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Help your class to learn to identify the key elements of a short story using previously read works. They work in small groups to answer questions about point-of-view, conflict, characters, and setting. Then, they use a graphic organizer...
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Worksheet: Elements of A Short Story

For Students 7th - 9th
Four questions about conclusion, climax, tone, and theme make up this worksheet about literary elements. The questions are specific to certain short stories ("The Landlady," "The Tell Tale Heart," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The...
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Teach21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 3/12

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Head out to the Wild West in this lesson, which focuses on the aspects of the Western genre. Using the story "Bargain" by A.B. Guthrie, students explore the elements of a short story and how it fits into the western genre (revenge,...
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Elements of a Short Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do you need to write an effective and engaging story? Teach your class the elements of a short story and send them off to write their own! The slide show will start your class off with a solid understanding of the vocabulary and...
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Five Elements of a Short Story

For Students 6th - 12th
The five elements of a short story are described in detail in this resource. This is not an activity, nor an assignment, but rather a reference sheet for teacher or class member. You might give this to learners to look at as they read,...
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Short Story Notes

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce the genre of the short story to your class. You can make a handout out of this resource or develop extensive notes from the information included. Cover development, characteristics, types, and elements of the short story, with...
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Modern Fear and Suspense

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Engage learners’ interest in the study of the modern short story with a reading of Stephen King's "The Reaper’s Image." After a whole class discussion of the structure and main components of the story, groups tackle one of a series of...
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Recognizing Elements of a Short Story

For Students 4th - 5th
In this short story elements learning exercise, students recognize the elements of short story by reading the sentences and selecting the correct story element. Students complete 10 online questions.
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Recognizing Elements of a Short Story

For Students 6th - 8th
In this elements of a short story worksheet, students are given definitions and must choose the element being defined.  Students are also given a selection to read and answer questions about.