Short Story Study

Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to:

  1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
  2. Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.
  3. Manage ideas and information
    • determine inquiry or research requirements
    • follow a plan of inquiry
  4. Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  5. Respect, support, and collaborate with others

Specific Outcomes:

  1. Students will produce a body of evidence in response to 6 stories.
  2. Students will internalize focus questions.
  3. Students will infuse ICT outcomes.
  4. Students will write a 5 Paragraph Argumentative Essay Exam in response to a teacher selected focus question.
  5. Students will improve their “TIC” (Technique, Insight, Communication)
  6. Student writing skills will emphasize an increase in personal voice and a decrease in X=X errors

Learning Activities and Strategies:

Students will plan a reading/response strategy.

  • select 6 stories
  • select focus questions
  • map out a response/reading plan to produce a body of evidence
  • must be approved by a group leader and teacher.
  • consider features in the texts/blogs for response ideas

Resources and Materials:


  • 33% Group Process
  • 33% Body of Evidence (3 submissions)
  • 34% Exam


  • May 9: first submission
  • May 13: second submission
  • May 15: final submission
  • May 15: Exam


  • smaller groups should yield an increase in on-time/on-task behaviours
  • peer support should emphasize development of voice in error-free writing


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