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English Literature for High School: Short Story Analysis


Short Stories, Lots of Meaning! Literary Analysis of Short Stories

We will read and analyze four (4) short stories for author’s writing style and use of literary techniques.
Bridget Herrmann
41 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
-Describe major characters and plot developments of each short story
-Analyze the text for figurative language (ie. Symbolism, flashback, conflict, mood, tone, etc.)
-Explain major themes in each story
-Describe the writing style of each author
-Verbally articulate their opinions of the short stories 
-Analyze the figurative language used by an author through a written culminating assignment
I have been working in the Special Education/English field for 15 years.  I have specialized in supporting struggling students’ reading, writing, and language development in the high school setting (grades 9-12).  My teaching experience has included multiple grade levels, a wide variety of student abilities, and many different teaching settings and styles.  Each of the short stories chosen is engaging and support teaching higher-level literary analysis skills.  

At the end of the first session, I will assign reading assignments for the remainder of the course.  The reading load will be broken up to 5-10 pages a week, depending on the story.  Students will be responsible for reading the assigned pages and reviewing the discussion questions prior to the next class.  Doing so will allow students to actively participate in the class discussion.  The final assessment will be a written literary analysis of one story and the author’s writing style (1-2 page essay).  
The teacher will provide PDF of short stories and guided reading questions. Materials will be uploaded into the classroom tab.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The culminating assignment will be a 1-2 page essay discussing an author’s use of figurative language to express complex thematic elements.  Students will also receive a daily informal participation grade based on their class preparation and participation in the discussion throughout the class.   
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Bridget HerrmannEnglish and Special Education Teacher
41 total reviews
130 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  I am a 16-year veteran teacher who specializes in high school English Language Arts and special education supports.  I've worked in a variety of classroom settings with many different types of learners.  I believe that all students are... 
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