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Ways of Telling

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Product Code: 978-1-925169-01-0

A Short Story Workshop

Edited by Ken Watson

Ways of Telling, for use in middle secondary years, consists of twelve units designed to help students deepen their understanding of the short story form through discussion and writing.

It includes 16 complete short stories plus excerpts from others. Most are twentieth century but there are also two well known nineteenth century stories. Writers include Ray Bradbury, John Gordon, Rudyard Kipling, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Muriel Spark and Dal Stivens.

Contents:

 

Introduction

 

1

Tell Me A Story

Simple narrative/story openings

2

What Do You Think Will Happen?

The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant

Prediction

3

Up In The Air

The Lady or the Tiger - Frank Stockton

Lieutenant Darrell's Predicament - Price Waning

Prediction/writing

4

Story and Discourse

Retellings of Romeo and Juliet

Distinguishing between events

and how they are told

5

A Range of Interpretations

The Emissary - Ray Bradbury

Reader response/idea webs

6

Point of View

The Temple - David King

You Should Have Seen the Mess - Muriel Spark

The Lady's Maid - Katherine Mansfield

Focalisation "telling gaps"

7

Taking Off

Maddened By Mystery - Stephen Leacock

Parody

8

Echoes

The Gentle Basilisk - Dal Stivens

The Peacelike Mongoose - James Thurber

Intertextuality/fables

9

Oral Interpretation

The Unicorn in the Garden - James Thurber

Readers’ theatre

10

Stories for Comparison

A Matter of Fact - Rudyard Kipling

The Fog Horn - Ray Bradbury

Intertextuality

11

Three Stories for Discussion

A Matter of Transportation - Elaine Hammond

Bloody Joe Blake -    Kevin Hartshome

The Place - John Gordon

Open-ended discussion

12

A Final Look

Drawing together the threads

 
 
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