Quick Write: The American Short Story

Short Story Quick Write


Take a few minutes to write about your understanding of the short story genre.

Use the following questions to guide your thinking.

  • What short stories have you read?
    • Which did you enjoy and why?
  • What are elements of short stories that are specific to the genre?
  • How do short stories, like all art, reflect elements of the culture that produces them?
  • What do you want to know about short stories?

Open Notebook

Share your thoughts about the short story genre in small groups and take notes as you listen to your classmates.