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Memoria Press Online Literature - The Short Story

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Here is a list of the short stories:


1. “The Piece of String,†by Guy DeMaupassant and “All But Blind,†by Walter de la Mare

2. “The Monkey’s Paw,†by W. W. Jacobs and “A Ballad of John Silver,†by John Masefield

3. “The Whirligig of Life,†by O’Henry and "Apparently with No Surprise," by Dickinson

4. “The Interlopers,†by Saki and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,†by Frost

5. “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,†by Stephen Crane and “Drinking,†by Cowley

6. “The Doomdorf Mystery,†by Melville Davisson Post

7. “The Adventures of the Speckled,†by Arthur Conan Doyle

8. “The Lady & the Tiger,†by Frank Stockton

9. "The Sire de Maletroit's Door," and “Bright is the Ring†by Robert Louis Stevenson

10. "The Ambitious Guest," Nathaniel Hawthorne and "The Darken'd Veil," by Hawthorne

11. "The Children's Story," by James Clavell "The Stolen Child," by W. B. Yeats

12. "The Telltale Heart," by Edgar Allen Poe"The Raven," Edgar Allen Poe

13. "Penrod," by Booth Tarkington

14. "The Lightning Rod Man," by Herman Melville

15. "How Fear Came to the Jungle," by Rudyard Kipling

16. "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," Nathaniel Hawthorne

17. "Brothers are the Same," by Beryl Markham

18. "To Build a Fire," by Jack London

19. "Rip Van Winkle," by Washington Irving

20. "The Bet," by Anton Checkov

21. "The Illiterate Spider," by Billy C. Clark

22. "A Jonquil for Mary Penn," by Wendell Berry

23. "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," by Bret Harte and "The Second Coming" by William Yeats

24. "King Solomon of Kentucky," by James Lane Allen

25. "The Killers," by Ernest Hemingway

26. "The Lottery," by Shirley Jackson

27. "A Field of Rice," by Pearl S.Buck

28. "Bartleby the Scrivener," by Herman Melville

29. "Blackberry Winter." by Robert Penn Warren

30. "Barn Burning," by William Faulkner (Please read this story before coming to class,

since it is to long to read in its entirely in class.)

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Yes, according to the description below it is a full year course (Sept-May) and offers 1 credit. There are 2 different choices of teachers and times as noted below.


The Short Story

Description: An English literature course designed to teach students how to read and analyze literature by gaining a basic understanding of plot, character, and setting. Basic analysis of poetry is also included in this course. A representative sampling of classic short stories and essays by great authors such as Kipling, Hawthorne, Poe, Conan Doyle, Irving, Melville, Forster, Twain, Joyce, Chekhov, James, Hemingway, and others. Basic composition techniques for expository essays will also be presented. Students should devote approximately 45 minutes per day for this course. The assessment will primarily be based on participation, reading quizzes, plot diagrams for each story, and collaborative discussion forums that help the student to engage a particular question, theme, or event in the story. Students are required to write clear, relevant, and well-formed entries. This encourages a deep consideration of the story and also trains the students to note important elements and glean insights from others. Students can post observations about the reading, starting a discussion over the reading, as well as reply to other discussion threads. The instructor may also include an essay at the end of the course. This class is worth 1 high school credit in English, Language Arts, or Literature.


Grade Level: 9-12


Prerequisites: None


Required Materials: All stories will be provided online at no cost. See the reading list. Students will need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).





TH - 12:30PM - 2:00PM EST










TH - 10:00AM - 11:30AM EST







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