Today, we will use some specific pre-reading strategies to set us up to read Faulkner's famous short story, "A Rose For Emily." This story is a frequently anthologised work that illustrates the Southern Gothic Genre. It's setting and point of view are the areas upon which we will focus. Our purpose for reading will be to analyze Faulkner's ability to use setting and point of view to create suspense. Be prepared to build and support your ideas for a future writing assignment.
*Please not: Some of the characters in this story use racial slurs. Although this language is offensive, William Faulkner uses these slurs to portray the language of the time as realistically as possible in a racially segegrated town of the rural South in the early part of the twentieth century.
1. Please review the Pre-Assessment Vocabulary and complete the Setting Pre-Assessment. Once completed, please label with the date and with the title of this first short story and then put this item in your Blue Binder.
2. Please review the Concept Map Form and the Imagery Project Outline. Use the Concept Map while you read "A Rose For Emily."
3.You may read the print copy of the story that I gave you in class or you may click on the picture at the right and read an electronic version of this short story.
This part of the Short Story Boot Camp might take two days to complete. Once we finish the short story and Concept Map we will work on the Imagery Project and we will have a plot timeline competition between student pairs.