Short stories

During this unit, which will include short stories from the anthology, Contemporary Short Stories, students will independently read three additional short stories from the text and complete a dialectical notes assignment for the stories.

The grading rubric for the assignment is here:
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In addition, students will write an in-depth essay that compares and contrasts at least one of the stories read independently to one or more of the stories discussed in class. It is likely that the comparison will focus on broader topics, including author's craft or symbolism in the stories.

An example of a compare/contrast essay assignment: