In Short: How To Teach Young Adult Short Story by Suzanne I. BarchersIn Short: How To Teach Young Adult Short Story by Suzanne I. Barchers

In Short: How To Teach Young Adult Short Story

bySuzanne I. Barchers

Paperback | September 27, 2005

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Grades 6-12


with 15 short stories by

    T. A. Barron
    Joan Bauer
    Larry Bograd
    Joseph Bruchac
    Donna Gamache
    Kendall Haven
    Roy Hoffman
    Trish Holland
    C. S. Perryess
    Neal Shusterman
    Gloria Skurzynski
    Gene Twaronite
    Vivian Vande Velde
    Angel Vigil

While there are many collections of short stories available for young adults, precious few contain instructional support for their teachers. In Short does. With fifteen stories from award-winning authors, such as Avi, Joan Bauer, and T. A. Barron, and teaching suggestions for you, it's the ideal resource for offering students an entry point into the genre.

From parent-child relationships to the hardships of war, the broad scope of these pieces and the practicality of their associated teaching tools provide opportunities to sample the stories for one or two class periods or to fully immerse students over a semester by studying a story a week. Suzanne Barchers introduces each story with a plot summary and information about the author, then presents discussion topics for before, during, and after reading, as well as specific questions to ask your classes and book lists and websites for further information.

In Short can be used to study the form of the short story, introduce novels, tackle teen issues, link content across the curriculum, and teach literary elements such as theme, setting, character, and tone. And with its contemporary, diverse stories and powerful teaching tools, it's bound to be a hit with you and your students.

Title:In Short: How To Teach Young Adult Short StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.35 × 7.6 × 0.55 inPublished:September 27, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325007624

ISBN - 13:9780325007625

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Table of Contents

    1. Biderbiks Don’t Cry, Avi
    2. The Story of the Thirteenth Treasure, T.A. Barron
    3. A Letter from the Fringe, Joan Bauer
    4. Willie and the Christmas Spruces, Larry Bograd
    5. The Gift, Joseph Bruchac
    6. No Way of Knowing, Donna Gamache
    7. Diary of Death, Kendall Haven
    8. Ice Cream Man, Roy Hoffman
    9. The Southern Belle and the Black-Eyed Pea, Trish Holland
    10. Grungy Breadwads, C.S. Perryess
    11. Same Time Next Year, Neal Shusterman
    12. Nethergrave, Gloria Skurzynski
    13. I Can Fight You on Thursday..., Gene Twaronite
    14. Dear Mr. Dickens, Vivian Vande Velde
    15. Los Tres Ratoncitos: A Chiste, Angel Vigil