Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

Teaching Short Stories: Innovate & Engage

Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

Want short pieces of literature that your English class will love to discuss? English short stories for high school English or ESL classes. 5 of my favourite stories are in this post! Analyze short story literature with the best short stories for English students. A lesson plan for one of them will be added to my free printables library for English teachers. Grab access today at www.teachingcove.com

5 Short Stories With Surprise Endings Your Students Will Love to Analyze

Want short pieces of literature that your English class will love to discuss? English short stories for high school English or ESL classes. 5 of my favourite stories are in this post! Analyze short story literature with the best short stories for English

Great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping your students to write stories themselves.

Short Story Resources For Teachers; great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping students write stories themselves

Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.S. Seminal Documents, 50 poems (19 written by African American and Latino Poets), 45 short stories (13 written by African American and Latino authors): Practice high school or middle school common-core standards for reading informational texts, reading literature and…

Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.

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

The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

learning twice: The SIFT Method for Literature Analysis

I like this abbreviation and think it will help students analyze parts of plays and novels. It could be used as centres or each person in a Lit Circle could cover one aspect.

In this blog post by Bespoke ELA, you will find 5 Pixar short films to use for teaching skills in secondary English Language Arts in grades 6-12. Students will use the short films as a means of discussing theme, irony, suspense, subtext, point of view, and more!

5 Pixar Short Films to Use in Secondary ELA

5 Pixar short films to use for teaching skills in secondary English Language Arts!

How to Host a Tournament of Books in the Primary Classroom with help from your iPads!

How to Host a Tournament of Books in the Primary Classroom with help from your iPads! Great for March Reading Month!

A very underrated short story that kids love. These "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" lesson plans make teaching it a pleasure.

One of the great underrated short stories for high school and middle school English teachers. These "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" lesson plans are awesome too. Used these to keep my graders engaged the last couple weeks of school.

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