• NCHS English Department - Ms. Stephanie Nigro 
  • SENIOR ENGLISH AND SHORT FICTION

    Grade 12

    Duration: 1 Semester

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    We all tell stories. A story illuminates who we are and what we care about in our lives. It is a fine art to   write   a   story   that   captures   the  human experience, even more so to write it with precision and economy of language. This course will  examine the elements of fiction. Students will study the special characteristics of short stories and novellas in order to better understand the genre of short fiction. Assignments may include: analyzing a text closely, analyzing an author’s  style through the analysis of multiple texts, emulating an author’s style, preparing and teaching short story, and writing an original short story.