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.

8 Free and Simple Online Word Cloud Generator Tools. Because Wordless never works at school!

Free Online Word-Cloud Generator Tools

8 Free and Simple Online Word Cloud Generator Tools. Because Wordless never works at school!

ESL, ESL vocabulary, different kinds of bread, bread, ESL conversation, ESL food

ESL, ESL vocabulary, different kinds of bread, bread, ESL conversation, ESL food

Weekly Home Reading Log freebie in Laura Candler's online file cabinet ~ I've been using this GO from Laura Candler for years now.  Student records the title, reading response, minutes read and then has it signed by parent or guardian.  There is also a two-sided version for longer responses.

Weekly Home Reading Log freebie in Laura Candler's online file cabinet ~ I've been using this GO from Laura Candler for years now. Student records the title, reading response, minutes read and then has it signed by parent or guardian. There is also a two-sided version for longer responses.

Want to learn more about writing or improve your skills? Here are 50 (count 'em!) totally free courses to relish, from commercial to fiction to journalism.

Want to learn more about writing or improve your skills? Here are 50 (count 'em!) totally free courses to relish, from commercial to fiction to journalism.

Julius Caesar. Teaching Shakespeare. Middle/ High School English Class lesson. Cold Case Files: Rome Edition.

Julius Caesar. Teaching Shakespeare. Middle/ High School English Class lesson. Cold Case Files: Rome Edition.

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