Short Stories: Reading Strategies

  • Unit Overview

    Throughout this unit we will read a series of short stories and look at what makes them short stories, their messages, and how to become a more effective reader.

    Unit Objectives

    • Students will review and explore the elements of the short story.
    • Students will read, discuss, and analyze multicultural experiences and perspectives as they appear in literature.
    • Students will be able to explain the importance of active reading.
    • Students will practice and apply active reading strategies.

    Unit Resources

    “A&P” by John Updike                                             

    “The Black Ball” by Ralph Ellison

    “Thank You, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes                

    “Unfinished Message” by Toshio Mori

    "Appointment With Love" by S.I. Kishor


    Modern Songs ("Bring Me To Life" and "Live Like You Were Dying")