Short Stories
used in
CyberEnglish

  1. "The Fight" by Richard Wright
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "THE FIGHT" by RICHARD WRIGHT. Essay topic: 150+ words, double space.
      # Save as fight.doc How does the narrator react to his situation?
      # Do you agree? Explain.
      # How would you react?
      # Has this happened to you or someone you know?
      # Discuss the appropriateness of the narrator's reaction.
      # Use examples from the story to support your essay.

  2. "The Confrontation" by Raymond Barrio
      # Read, Study, and Quiz "The Confrontation" by Raymond Barrio. You will write a compare and contrast essay about the two stories, you have read: "The Fight" and "The Confrontation." What is similar? What is different? Save as barrio.doc
      # This essay shall be double space, 250+ words, typed.
      # Use examples from the story to support your essay.

  3. "A Boy who was Traded for a Horse" by James Saxon Childers
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "A Boy who was Traded for a Horse" by James Saxon Childers (carver) ESSAY: Carver did not allow his circumstances to keep him down. Explain what and how he overcame his circumstances and achieved success. What did you most admire and learn from Carver? 200+ words, double space. Save as carver.doc
      1. Think about: What kind of person is Carver?
      2. How does Carver educate himself?
      3. What does Carver do?
      4. What struggles does Carver have and how does he overcome them?
      5. Was Carver satisfied with himself?

  4. "The Pole" by Matthew A Henson
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "The Pole" by Matthew A Henson Think about as you read:
      What fears do the men have?
      What is it like to be on a team?
      Keep track of the acts of discrimination.
      Essay: Henson spoke of a "hideous horror". Throughout this journey there were many dangers that were or could have been "hideous horrors". Discuss any two of these "hideous horrors" and how they were dealt with by the characters in this story. Be sure to discuss a "hideous horror" of your own in the conclusion to your essay. 200+ words, double space. Save as henson.doc

  5. "Number One Son" by Monfoon Leong
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "Number One Son" by Monfoon Leong Essay: How do we come to appreciate our parents as Ming did?
      150+ words, double space. Save as leong.doc
      1. What did Ming's father do for a living?
      2. Where does Ming work?
      3. How does Ming feel upon learning of his father's death?
      4. Why hadn't Ming's mother called him as soon as his father died?
      5. Why do Ming and Grandfather Choak go to see neighbors and business people?
      6. How do the opinions of Kwon Kim, Mr. Chung, and the Widow Loo contrast with regard to Ming's father?
      7. What are the good and bad points of being the number one son?
      8. Use examples from the story to support your essay.

  6. "Dead End" by Rudolfo Anaya.
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "Dead End" by Rudolfo Anaya.
      Essay: We all have choices to make, Maria is no exception. What are her choices? What is your reaction to her final choice? Do you agree or disagree? Have you had to make a choice like this? Save as deadend.doc. 150+ words, double spaced.
      Incorporate these questions in your essay.
      1. What is the setting of the story?
      2. Who are the main characters?
      3. What are the conflicts?
      4. How is the word "lonely" important?
      5. What are the promises? Are promises important to keep?
      6. How are "empathy" and "envy" important in the story?
      7. What is the symbol in the story?

  7. "Why Don't You Wear Shoes" by Daniel K. Inouye.
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "Why Don't You Wear Shoes" by Daniel K. Inouye.
      Essay: Save as inouye.doc. 150+ words, double spaced.
      Incorporate these questions in your essay.
      1. What is the setting of the story?
      2. Who are the main characters?
      3. What are the conflicts?
      4. What are the prejudices in the story?
      5. Why does Daniel stay in school?
      6. What is the big change for Dan?
      7. How does school save his life?
      8. Why is the Honor Society scene so important?

  8. "Nathan Hale" by Nancy Hale
      You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about the biography of "Nathan Hale" by Nancy Hale.
      Your essay: Was Nathan Hale a hero?
      Agree or disagree with this idea in an essay, (hale.doc), of 200+ words.
      Be sure to discuss how you would act in a similar situation.