Short Story Group Work
In groups, complete the following tasks. Each
person should be fully contributing to the overall completion of the
project. If you are not on
task, you will not earn full points for the project and will be forced to
complete it individually.
Plot Chart: On a large
sheet of paper, complete a plot chart which details the pattern of
action in the story. Make
sure you include the complication
on the rising action section to show what starts the conflict off. Sketch
plot chart out first on scrap before completing finished product.
Map: On a large sheet
of paper, create a map / tree / list of characters from the story. Using
bullets or short fragments, describe each character (physically,
personality, strengths & weaknesses, role in the story, etc.). Find
images and photos in magazines or draw images to represent characters.
Use marker and write large enough so information can be seen
across the room.
Interpret what you think the theme(s) of the story are. What
do you think we are supposed to learn from the stories? Think
about parables in the Bible or fables from childhood.
Whatís the lesson? There
are multiple right answers for this section.
Put these on large paper and write clearly enough to be seen
across the room.
Identify the type(s) of irony present in your groupís story. Find
specific examples to prove
which type of irony you say is present (for example: if you are saying
that situational irony is present, give proof where the author leads
us to conclusions about the ending before slapping us with the
opposite conclusion to the story). List the irony along with examples
(and page numbers) on large paper w/ markers.
This project is worth 50 points.
25 points are for participation (staying focused and on-task, not
disrupting other groups, etc.). 25
points are for quality of finished products, attention to detail, correct
reference from stories, etc. Due
in the middle of class on Wednesday, September 27th.