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Elements of the Short Story

What elements make the short story a distinct genre? After generating a list of common elements and a working definition, class members identify the characters, setting, plot, rising action, crisis, climax, and conclusion in “The Three Little Pigs.” The first in a six-lesson short story unit, links are provided to the unit overview and other lessons.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Using the familiar "Three Little Pigs" fable as a guided learning opportunity enables learners to easily identify the elements of the short story before tackling more complex examples

  • Although designed for juniors and seniors, the materials and approach used are more appropriate for freshmen and sophomores
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