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? 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.

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.

Teaching a dystopian novel in class this year? Pair it with a relevant text from CommonLit's collection to get kids talking about justice, equality, truth, and social responsibility.

Teaching a dystopian novel in class this year? Pair it with a relevant text from CommonLit's collection to get kids talking about justice, equality, truth, and social responsibility.

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.

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.

A short movie for kids teaching growth mindset - with a corresponding lesson plan

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Use Alice Walker's shortest of short stories to teach your high schoolers and advanced middle schoolers how to use text clues and prior knowledge to make advanced inferences--all while having fun along the way. In this CSI inference activity, students work in investigative units to determine what happened to the victim in the story. No prep, detailed answer keys--just print and go!

Inference CSI Activity: "The Flowers" by Alice Walker

Use Alice Walker's shortest of short stories to teach your high schoolers and advanced middle schoolers how to use text clues and prior knowledge to make advanced inferences--all while having fun along the way. In this CSI inference activity, students work in investigative units to determine what happened to the victim in the story. No prep, detailed answer keys--just print and go!

12 Funny Short Stories Of The Week

12 Funny Short Stories Of The Week

12 Funny Short Stories Of The Week. Because I can see my child doing this.

Second Grade Word Work activities for the whole year! Each activity comes with a SHORT STORY that introduces the word families in context. Kids identify, sort, create their own words, write sentences, and alphabetize words. Click on link for a 2-week free sample!

Second Grade Word Work - Whole Year

Second Grade Word Work activities for the whole year! Each activity comes with a SHORT STORY that introduces the word families in context. Kids identify, sort, create their own words, write sentences, and alphabetize words. Click on link for a 2-week free sample!

A very underrated short story that kids love. These "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" lesson plans make teaching it a pleasure.

A very underrated short story that kids love. These "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" lesson plans make teaching it a pleasure.

24 Short Stories for Middle School (My Top Three Picks: 1st = #23, 2nd =  #17, and 3rd = #2 (excerpt from novel)

24 Short Stories for Middle School (My Top Three Picks: 1st = #23, 2nd = #17, and 3rd = #2 (excerpt from novel)

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? 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.

Looking for middle- and high-school reading passages? www.CommonLit.org is a FREE collection of hundreds of nonfiction texts, short stories, poems, news articles, historical documents, and more. All come with a rigorous question set, discussion guide, paired passages, and related media.

Looking for middle- and high-school reading passages? www.CommonLit.org is a FREE collection of hundreds of nonfiction texts, short stories, poems, news articles, historical documents, and more. All come with a rigorous question set, discussion guide, paired passages, and related media.

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