Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict.I use the diagram a lot for teaching plot structure; this is a great breakdown of the chart.

And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D - I actually started reading this as chapter titles XD now THAT would be one crazy story.

And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D - I actually started reading this as chapter titles XD now THAT would be one crazy story.

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