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G07: L&L Keeping it Short: Home

G7 Language and Literature short story unit

Statement of Inquiry

Statement of Inquiry:

Short story authors use key elements to reveal themes and ideas about the human condition.

Factual Questions:

  • What are the elements of short story writing?
  • What are the parts of a story's plot?

Conceptual Questions:

  • What can we express through a short story?
  • How do authors use language to develop plot, setting, character, point-of-view and themes?


  • Is writing a short story more or less difficult than writing a novel?
  • Are short stories more suitable and accessible than novels, for today's online world?

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