By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Define fiction
  2. Differentiate between different types of fiction
  3. Write about fiction
  4. Differentiate short stories from other literary forms
  5. Formulate argumentative theses for essays about short stories
  6. Identify elements of poetry
  7. List the purposes of comparison-contrast essays
  8. Choose subjects for comparison-contrast essays
  9. Organize supporting details in comparison-contrast essays
  10. Write a comparison-contrast essay about short stories and poetry