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.
World Stories is a growing collection of 100 + stories from around the world. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages most spoken by UK children. They are available to read and to listen to … in their original language and in English. In the teachers’ area you’ll find lesson plans and further resources for Primary and Secondary students.