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.

Online Spanish stories let kids practice reading anywhere! Fun stories about different topics at a range of levels. A story for every Spanish learner!

50 Online Spanish Stories for Kids

Online Spanish stories let kids practice reading anywhere! Fun stories about different topics at a range of levels. A story for every Spanish learner!

The Children's Digital Library- this is an awesome site for young readers, ages preK-5. There are interactive stories, online games, related projects and additional reading lists for all their themes. This is a definite site to check out!!

The Children's Digital Library- this is an awesome site for young readers, ages preK-5. There are interactive stories, online games, related projects and additional reading lists for all their themes. This is a definite site to check out!!

Want to learn more about writing or improve your skills? Here are 50 (count 'em!) totally free courses to relish, from commercial to fiction to journalism.

Want to learn more about writing or improve your skills? Here are 50 (count 'em!) totally free courses to relish, from commercial to fiction to journalism.

Storyline Online- streaming videos of great picture books with activities and more!

Storyline Online- streaming videos of great picture books with activities and more!

Storyline Online is a great, free website where famous people do read-alouds! I have used this to "tame the chaos" at the end of the school day. Kids love listening to the stories, and it gives the teacher time to get all of that "end of the day" stuff done!

Storyline Online is a great, free website where famous people do read-alouds! I have used this to "tame the chaos" at the end of the school day. Kids love listening to the stories, and it gives the teacher time to get all of that "end of the day" stuff done!

Dr Seuss Stories online. -Repinned by Totetude.com Dr. Seuss' Birthday is March 2nd!

Dr Seuss Stories online. -Repinned by Totetude.com Dr. Seuss' Birthday is March 2nd!

Reading comprehension passages written according to blends and digraphs.  Perfect for fluency, reading comprehension, word hunts, referring to the text, etc. $

Blends and Digraphs All-in-One Reading Passages

Reading comprehension passages written according to blends and digraphs. Perfect for fluency, reading comprehension, word hunts, referring to the text, etc. $

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