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.
Free Technology for Teachers: We Do Listen - Animated Online Stories and Lessons for Children - Reading or watching the Howard B. Wigglebottom stories could be a fun way for kids to learn about good behavior. Creating their own stories can be a good way for kids to express what they think are good social interactions. Not designed for kids with special needs, but may work OK for some kids nevertheless