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.

Simple posters, in blue colour way, with a rhyme describing magic 'e' and, the alternative term used in some schools, bossy 'e'. Clearly laid out with examples for each vowel. Available in a choice of fonts.

Simple posters, in blue colour way, with a rhyme describing magic 'e' and, the alternative term used in some schools, bossy 'e'. Clearly laid out with examples for each vowel. Available in a choice of fonts.

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Getting to know each of your students in your first days of school is the best way to begin building strong relationships. This is a fun activity to get kids to open up...make sure to share about yourself as well! I boystowntraining.org

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Getting to know each of your students in your first days of school is the best way to begin building strong relationships. This is a fun activity to get kids to open up...make sure to share about yourself as well! I boystowntraining.org

New Year Goals,  Help your students set S.M.A.R.T. goals for the new year.  Free download with thinking sheet and goals page.

New Year Goals

New Year Goals, Help your students set S.M.A.R.T. goals for the new year. Free download with thinking sheet and goals page.

Word bank for art terms- help to develop the students and their grasp of academic language.

Word bank for art terms- help to develop the students and their grasp of academic language.

Planning for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans is about how to do long term planning and translate it into short term planning. Organize your lessons, plan your curriculum, and see the big picture and small picture of your year.

Planning for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans is about how to do long term planning and translate it into short term planning. Organize your lessons, plan your curriculum, and see the big picture and small picture of your year.

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