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.

I'm Emily, a 19 year old from Surrey studying for a BA in English Literature at the University of...

I'm Emily, a 19 year old from Surrey studying for a BA in English Literature at the University of...

Blog post and FREEBIE download on analytical verbs from literaturedaydreams | Educational Finds and Teaching Treasures | Pinterest

Blog post and FREEBIE download on analytical verbs from literaturedaydreams | Educational Finds and Teaching Treasures | Pinterest

Harry Potter literary device poster set for  Harry Potter classroom decor and Harry Potter novel study

Harry Potter Literary Device Posters

Harry Potter literary device poster set for Harry Potter classroom decor and Harry Potter novel study

Teaching literature with older students - engage them through connections and analysis. This is quick list of activities for literature with secondary students.|| Ideas, inspiration and resources for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

Ready to Brainstorm? Activities for Literature

Teaching literature with older students - engage them through connections and analysis. This is quick list of activities for literature with secondary students.|| Ideas, inspiration and resources for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

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! $

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