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Great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping your students to write stories themselves.

Short Story Resources For Teachers; great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping students write stories themselves

Below are one hundred short story ideas for all your favorite genres. You can use them as writing prompts or just for fun!

Top 100 Short Story Ideas

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reddit writing prompt (this links to short stories, please be advised that some may contain bad language)

I already have a story for this, though the kid is a girl and the imaginary friend is trying to pursue a romantic relationship (despite the feelings being one-sided/the fact that's impossible.) <<that sounds so sweet!

That's me. Im the nightmare emptier. The horrible things I've seen...who could be have such horrible dreams?? The reason I am the one whose job this is, is because I cannot dream. I cannot dream nice dreams or terrible ones.

Writing prompt That's me. Im the nightmare emptier. The horrible things I've seen.who could be have such horrible dreams? The reason I am the one whose job this is, is because I cannot dream. I cannot dream nice dreams or terrible ones.

This is a quick reference guide to help students distinguish between mood and tone.Check out my store for other helpful references:Point of ViewCharacterizationCommonly Confused HomophonesStory ElementsParts of SpeechGrammar ReferenceReading Reference Text Structure Writing a Summary  When to Use Commas Short Story Plot Diagram

Mood versus Tone

One of the 22 references in my ELA Reference BundlePoint of ViewCharacterizationCommonly Confused HomophonesStory ElementsParts of SpeechGrammar ReferenceReading Reference Text Structure Writing a Summary When to Use Commas Short Story Plot Diagram

Reading Comprehension Checks for February! Short stories followed by questions to check understanding of the text

Reading Comprehension Checks for February! Short stories followed by questions to check understanding of the text

Short stories for middle school/high school classrooms

24 awesome Short stories for middle school. I agree with all except "Young Goodman Brown"--that's a little advanced for middle school kids

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 Instant writing prompt. :D - I actually started reading this as chapter titles XD now THAT would be one crazy story. Looks like a fun creative-writing exercise for the kiddos

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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Basic Short Story Template: Keep It Simple! -- readers asked for a simple, but powerful, short story template, so here you go - http://www.justwriteabook.com/blog/self-publishing/basic-short-story-template-keep-simple/ #fiction

Basic Short Story Template: Keep It Simple! Basic Story Plot Template: Someone Wants Something, Overcomes Obstacles, and Gets It (or Not) with an "ephipany" LoL

Wow! Download complete stories with worksheets and answer keys for ALL of the ENGLISH GRAMMAR tenese! ESL  / EFL teachers and students need to check this out!

This page offers short stories to give examples of the various verb tenses. Great resource to improve understanding and use of verb tenses.

Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

Teaching Short Stories: Innovate & Engage

Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

Shortest sad stories|| Ideas, inspiration and resources for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

Shortest sad stories

20 Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking. Gave Me Chills. Edit description 20 Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking. Could use this for inference with my students.