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.
Literary Terms Word Search from Middle School Matters on TeachersNotebook.com (3 pages) - A quick activity to be used at a literacy center or for a Do Now or Ticket Out, this word search will help you find who has an understanding of basic terms often found in middle school ELA assessments.
Start your Monday's with the Literary Term Of The Week! This purchase includes a 110 slide presentation with modern examples of literary terms that your students will definitely recognize :) It also includes a Lit term of the week poster for each of the terms so your students can find their own examples throughout the week!
Poetry Lessons - Exploring Poetry: Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry