The intent of this guide is to focus on the content of each of the stories, as well as the ideas associated with each one, and to provide suggestions for student discussions, projects, assignments and writings. For a better understanding of the writer's craft, writing technique has been highlighted and a Glossary of Terms provided. Many of the short stories can be used to complement one another, and the guide suggests possible combinations. The suggestions in this guide are not intended as the only way that a story may be viewed, but are a direction to potentially exciting literary experiences. The final decision of which selections to use and whether to focus intensively or extensively must rest with that individual who best knows his or her class - the teacher.
The guide presents each of the stories in the context of the following:
Reader Response; and
Further Resource Material
For thematic connections see specific title.
This guide is free with each class set purchase of 20 or more