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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.

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Depth and Complexity | Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $

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This selection of books for teaching kids to give back and help others is for a range of kids from preschool to elementary and tween, and includes some real life examples of kids that have made a difference.

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FREE materials from Stanford Univ. to teach media literacy to teens. #free #highschool #middleschool

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from The Literary Maven

11 Activities to Spread Holiday Cheer With Secondary Students

Instead of trying to block out the holiday merriment, spread cheer inside your classroom by inspiring students with the texts you read, finding ways to give inside the classroom, and engaging students in volunteer work outside of the classroom.

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Visualizing Theme with Evidence-Based Collages

Theme is one of the concepts in literature that students struggle with most. Use this simple graphic organizer to help students determine the theme of any piece of writing and then create a collage of text and images to reinforce their theme's message abo

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Assessment strategies that put more responsibility in the students hands...and less work in yours!

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Ghosts Infographic | Course Hero

Ghosts Infographic | Course Hero

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