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.
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Prompt & Share flash fiction; A Moment's Madness Have Your Say: Are there any budding writers out there who could do better? We’re looking for news writers in the fecktv.com style (as per the intro, not the ‘A Moment’s Madness’ short story) for England x 8, Scotland x 5 & Wales x 3. For full details, visit http://fecktv.com/write-for-feck-tv or contact me directly. From outside UK? It's a global opportunity. Go to the link above and apply online. Ireland will be in touch…