Elements of the Short Story - Lesson Plans Page

They can hold up one specific aspect of Story and let it shine like a beautifully cut gem; a character, a plot, a tone, or a world held up in miniature for admiration.

The story has become one of Maupassant's popular works and is well known for its ending.

In each lesson, you will explore a single American short story from the USIA Ladder Series and discover how the author uses a certain element.

The five important elements of a short story

It was blatantly obvious that I’d been in my most jovial mood after the victory of the presentation wars of 13:00 hours.

This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.

PPT – Elements of a Short Story PowerPoint …

Even though “The Story of the Hour” was published in the eighteen hundreds, the views of marriage in the story could coincide with this era as well....


I already know how the days events are going I'm the lucky 13th which in our long line of history remember I can tell the future." Nat says with a sort of teasing smile her mother can't see from the kitchen....

Interactives . Elements of a Story . Cinderella

They are true masters at combining the five key elements that go into every great short story: character, setting, conflict, plot and theme.