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Waldorf Middle and High School English: Short Story Main Lesson

Jodi Michelle, B.S. Psychology, TESOL, TOEFL
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(105)
In this 10 week semester class, we will read and analyze short stories, explore the elements of plot, and write our own short story.

Class experience

10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Monkey's Paw
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Monkey's Paw
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Short Story Writing Assignment
 Week 4
Lesson 4
The Necklace
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The Necklace
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Short Story Writing Assignment
 Week 7
Lesson 7
To Build a Fire
 Week 8
Lesson 8
To Build a Fire
 Week 9
Lesson 9
To Build a Fire
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Summary and Presentation
Students will read short stories, analyze the story for plot elements, character/setting, and write their own short story to share.  
I worked for six years as a Waldorf school (K-12) librarian working closely with all class teachers. I am an expert in choosing developmentally appropriate reading and curriculum material for all students.   I am also a reading coach, private reading tutor, and ESL teacher. I love teaching children to read and love to see their immense excitement with their successes! I teach kindy-high school students from all around the world.  I work with students at all levels, struggling to gifted.  My expertise includes finding what makes kids successful so that they want to keep learning.
Homework Offered
Writing homework is assigned beginning in week six. Students will need to work on part of their short story outside of class time.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Writing paper
Drawing paper
Colored pencils
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(105)
Welcome to Ms. Jodi’s library!

After working as a school librarian at a private school in rural Pennsylvania, I am now a library and reading teacher here on Outschool. I ran three libraries at the Waldorf school where I worked: elementary/middle... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
35 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
1-13 learners per class

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