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
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)
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
Short Stories: a common core mini-unit for any short story
Use Alice Walker's shortest of short stories to teach your high schoolers and advanced middle schoolers how to use text clues and prior knowledge to make advanced inferences--all while having fun alon.
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.
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 cl