Short Story Project

Adapted from GAVL (printable pdf version of GAVL assignment)

Option 1: Irony PowerPoint
Create a PowerPoint explaining irony in at least 3 of the 4 short stories you’ve read. Give at least 2 examples of irony per story, classify the type of irony, and give definitions of the types of irony you are presenting.

It should adhere to the following criteria: (Total points possible = 100)

  • Title page (5 points)
  • At least 10 slides in the body (10 points)
  • Works cited page (10 points)
    (the works cited page should have entries for the short stories discussed, as well as any other sources used)  (10 points)
  • At least 5 images, pertaining to the examples given. (10 points)
  • Image documentation (5 points)
    • (Make sure to cite the sources of the images used)
  • At least 2 examples of irony per story chosen (6 examples) (20 points)
  • Irony classification (5 points)
    (examples: verbal, situation, dramatic)
  • Irony definitions (5 points)
  • Details from stories (20 points)
  • Creativity (10 points)

Option 2: Short Story Podcast Interview
For this project, you will conduct an interview with a short story character.
Example: You might be a news anchor interviewing Madame Loisel after she discovers the necklace was not worth what she thought.  You could do this for any of the characters in any of the stories.  (You can use to create your podcast. It is a free service and will provide you with a tutorial. You may also use another program if you are familiar with a different one. You will need a microphone for your computer.)

The podcast should be 4-6 minutes in length. When it is complete, play your podcast for your family or a friend.

Criteria for grading:  (Total points possible = 100)

  • Interviewer identified 10
  • Character identified 10
  • At least 5 questions with answers 25
  • 4-6 minutes in length 25
  • Appropriate story details 20
  • Creativity 10

Option 3 – Project of your Choice
For this project, you may focus on either one of the short stories, or one of the literary terms we covered in this unit. It should do one of the following:

  • It can cover one story and address the plot and at least four literary terms
  • It can over one literary term and found in at least three short stories

You may be creative with the presentation of this information.  However, you must first get the project approved by your instructor/parent.
• You must create your own rubric for this assignment. It should be worth 100 points.
• The rubric and topic need to be approved by your instructor/parent.