Words Aptly Spoken® Short Stories, 3rd ed

by Classical Conversations Author

This collection of 25 short stories includes works from some of the world’s most famous authors, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Celestial Railroad,” a retelling of Pilgrim’s Progress by Nathanial Hawthorne, and “The Red-Headed League” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Students will revisit many of the featured authors (Dickens, London, Chesterton, Poe, Twain, and more) in later Challenge levels. Each story, published in its entirety with illustrations, demonstrates a specific element of the writer’s craft. (New in the third edition: a section devoted to dialogue!) After studying each aspect of writing by reading a classic example, students are then provided ideas and a framework for creating their own short stories. Each story is accompanied by review questions for content and comprehension, thought questions for deeper analysis, and a brief biography of its author.

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