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15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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Best short stories and novellas to read in 2016

Best short stories and novellas to read in 2016

Most interesting short stories, short story collections, and novellas of 2016 in one handy list.

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Looking for famous short stories? Try these great American classics. Each story includes teaching ideas. Teach "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, "The Revolt of Mother" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane, "Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe, and "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton.

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And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D - I actually started reading this as chapter titles XD now THAT would be one crazy story.

And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D - I actually started reading this as chapter titles XD now THAT would be one crazy story.

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reddit writing prompt (this links to short stories, please be advised that some may contain bad language)

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Your Kindle Publishing Plan: Turbocharge It With Short Stories - Short stories are an easy way to boost your Kindle publishing efforts. Look on them as free advertising: they help you to sell. Big tip: genre counts.

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