The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations "Challenge"-level curriculum (Grades 7-12).
Words Aptly Spoken: Short Stories features a collection of short stories grouped by common elements such as point of view, mood & style, plot twists & surprise endings; stories include "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," "The Mansion," "The Spot," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Necklace," and other classics. Questions about each work are included. Review questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. General comprehension questions at the beginning of the book and the start of each new section also provide comparison and contrast between genres, while writing practices at the end of each section provides the opportunity to imitate excellent writing. This third edition features better models of the short story, more logical sequencing of lessons, and more creative writing exercises. 262 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text.