Short Stories

Short Story Unit:

There are five short stories that we will cover in this unit.  As you read each story in class, you are expected to keep Cornell Notes to help you with comprehension and understanding author’s craft.  A test will follow at the end of the unit, so consider your notes to be the study guide that you will need to be successful on the test.  These short stories are linked thematically to weird, bizarre and unexplained…

“The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs
“The Masque of Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher
“By the Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benét
“There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury