Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.28.15 The Particular Benefits of Short Stories

Generally speaking, I love novels for English classes, but here are some thoughts on the particular benefits of reading short stories (too): They are compact and allow students to glimpse a whole narrative structure in shorter, comprehensible form.  It’s easier to see the conventions of story telling.   Because of their shorter length they allow for…