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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.

Literature of Science Fiction: The SF Novel Syllabus for Science Fiction Literature: The Short Story

a collection of non-fiction and historical fiction books to help children learn about a past that should be highlighted far beyond these 28 ...

Thursday Quotables – The Prisoner

The Prisoner by Dorothy Macardle is a short story of 1924 included in the collection Twelve Irish Ghost Stories

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.

11 Essential Stephen King Books