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.

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $

Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $

Before teaching the four major movements of American literature, it’s important to hook students’ attention with a visual summary of the important elements and philosophies that marked the distinct…

Before teaching the four major movements of American literature, it’s important to hook students’ attention with a visual summary of the important elements and philosophies that marked the distinct…

Do you ever get bored teaching Lord of the Flies by just reading the novel and then doing chapter questions? I did, and so did my students. Thus these workbooks were created.

{Lord of the Flies} Student Workbooks

Do you ever get bored teaching Lord of the Flies by just reading the novel and then doing chapter questions? I did, and so did my students. Thus these workbooks were created.

Collection of 50 graphic organizers designed specifically for teaching literature and reading from Daily Teaching Tools...AWESOME WEBSITE FOR FREE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS!!!

Collection of 50 graphic organizers designed specifically for teaching literature and reading from Daily Teaching Tools...AWESOME WEBSITE FOR FREE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS!!!

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