NCHS English Department - Ms. Stephanie Nigro
SENIOR ENGLISH AND SHORT FICTION
Duration: 1 Semester
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.