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Short Story Presentation Worksheet

Complete the following worksheet with your group. Use the space to make point form notes not to write full sentences. Use these notes to create a 10 minute oral presentation on the short story you have been working on in class. Divide up the elements of the worksheet amongst your group members: each member of the group should have an equal share in the oral presentation. lease see the attached marking scheme for details about the evaluation of your presentation. !our group will receive a group mark for content" but each person will receive an individual mark for their oral presentation skills" so you must have a rubric ready for each person in your group when your group is called on to present. 1. Plot
a. #ummari$e the story in 1%0&'00 words. (ocus on the main conflicts" characters" and events of the story. )ive only enough detail to make the story clear.

b.

lots are driven by conflict. *hat do you consider to be the main conflict+s, of this story- ./plain why you believe this to be true.

c. *hat is the clima/ of the story- *hy do you believe this to be true-

d. 0re there any events in the story besides the clima/ that are absolutely crucial to understanding the plot" the characters" or the theme- 1f so" name them and e/plain their purpose to the story.

d. 0 story with a happy ending is called a comedy" and a story with a sad ending is called a tragedy. 1s this story a comedy or tragedy- *hy-

2. Setting
a. *hat is the spatial setting of this story- )ive at least one e/ample from the te/t to e/plain how you know this to be true.

b. *hat is the temporal setting of this story- )ive at least one e/ample from the te/t to e/plain how you know this to be true.

c. *hat is the social setting of the story- )ive at least one e/ample from the te/t to e/plain how you know this to be true.

3. Point of View
a. *hat type of narrator does the story have-

b. *hy do you think the author chose this narrator-

4. Characters
a. 2ist the main characters of the short story.

b.

Do a brief character sketch of two or three of the main characters. Consider their physical appearances" their emotions" their friends and family" and their character traits.

5. Theme
a. *hat is3are the theme+s, of this story-

b. Do you agree or disagree with the message the author is trying to convey- *hy or why not-

6. Literary De ices
a. 0re there any symbols in this story- 1f so" for each one: list the ob4ect" e/plain what it symboli$es" and e/plain why the author used it to support the theme.

b. 1s there any foreshadowing in the story- 1f so" what is it and what does it foreshadow- *hy did the author want to draw your attention to the event using foreshadowing-

c. 1s there any irony in the story- 1f so" what and why is it ironic- 5ow does the irony support the theme of the story or the character development-

d. 0re there any images in the story- 1f so" e/plain what they are and why the author has used them.

e. 0re there any other important literary devices used in the story- 1f so" e/plain what they are and why and the author has used them to support the theme.

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