Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
-Example of plot structure and characterization techniques
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the movie:
Three Skeleton Key by George G. Toudouze
-Example of sensory details, foreshadowing, and figurative language
Prezi on the Elements of a Short Story ft. Three Skeleton Key
Here is a copy of the story with some of the same helpful information provided by the book we use in class:
Below, is a copy of the worksheet we fill out together in class. Download it and fill it out at home if you are absent, or lose your sheet.
Middle Ages Unit:
King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbott (p. 793)
He's No King (pg 817)
Merlin and the Dragons by Jane Yolen (pg. 821)
Social Studies Unit: Africa
Traditional African Folktales
Social Studies Unit: Southeastern Asia
Excerpt from "Homesick" by Jean Fritz
"The Mao Button"
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Example of first person point-of-view, diary entry form, irony, characterization, and the use of conventions as a storytelling technique.
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
-Example of irony and characterization
-Good for discussion on tone/mood/theme
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
-Example of a story that uses a lot of sensory details, foreshadowing, and figurative language
The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton
-Example of a story with unusual plot structure
-Features lots of advanced vocabulary
To Build a Fire by Jack London
-Short story read with Call of the Wild to introduce author's style.
-Good examples of sensory details, and dramatic irony.
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
-Example of point-of-view, elements of mystery
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
-Short story read with Red Scarf Girl (theme connection--the pitfalls of "extreme equality")
"The Mao Button"
-Read during Red Scarf Girl novel study