A Ghost Story

How do events, characters, setting, and tone work together to create an engaging short story? Would the impact or theme of a story be different if one of these elements were changed? After reading Mark Twain's slightly screwy "A Ghost Story," groups identify the various components of the tale and then individuals craft an additional paragraph that alters one of the elements of the story. Consider asking readers who are petrified by Twain's version to research the Cardiff Giant and show how actual events are reflected in Twain's tale.

9th - 12th English Language Arts 86 Views 63 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
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