Ted Talks Assignment:

Remember, you are coming up with an independent thought/thesis/idea and are expressing it in the form of a TED talk (anecdotal hook, transition, exposition, take-away point).  It should be related to either narrative structure or author’s style. 

The students become the teachers!

Here’s a list of the short stories I made available in class:

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Enormous Radio by John Cheever

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Brilliant Silence by Spencer Holst

A & P by John Updike

Guests of the Nation by Frank O’Connor

Bigfoot Stole my Wife and I am Bigfoot by Ron Carlson

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami

Sleep by Haruki Murakami

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

The Kid Nobody Could Handle by Kurt Vonnegut

All the King’s Horses by Kurt Vonnegut

Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

Unready to Wear by Kurt Vonnegut


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