“Red Card”: The Dystopian Short Story that I Love More and More
The story that is sure to engage your students in questions of power and society and to leave them thinking.
Leo Tolstoy's "Three Questions"
Use Leo Tolstoy's short story, "Three Questions," to help students discuss the meaning of life and examine how a modern author adapted Tolstoy's work for a younger audience. This 12-page download includes:• Suggested two-day lesson procedure with links to online video content• A full-text copy of Le...
Neil Gaiman reads from The Graveyard Book
http://www.neilgaiman.com/http://www.thegraveyardbook.co.ukNeil Gaiman reads from The Graveyard Book, winner of the 2010 Cilip Carnegie Medal, the Newbery Me...
Where to Find Free Short Stories Online | Book Riot
Want to read some excellent free short stories online? We've got a handy guide to lead you to some of your new favorite reads. book lists | short stories | free short stories | free short stories online
25 Best Short Stories of All Time (Reading Challenge) - The Bibliofile
Short stories are such a wonderful medium for telling stories and exploring interesting ideas, and I love encouraging people to read more of them. So, to celebrate the amazingness of short stories, here’s my list of The Best Short Stories of All Time! For anyone who wants to check these out, I’ve set it up ...
Teaching Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe: Mini Lessons for "The Oval Portrait" and Others
High school students love short stories -- and so do their teachers! They are the perfect medium to teach literary concepts without taking up too much time. Try some of these teaching ideas for some of Edgar Allan Poe's short classics. Ideas included for "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Oval Portrait" and others.
Teaching Symbolism: Symbols in The Masque of the Red Death and Through the Tunnel.
Teaching symbolism begins with great short stories for teaching symbolism. Obvious ones include Poe's Masque of the Red Death and Doris Lessing's Through the Tunnel.
Edgar Allan Poe Webquest: Great Questions for an Edgar Allan Poe Research Project
Try this Edgar Allan Poe webquest as a great starting point for your students to learn more. This webquest provides insightful questions into the work of Edgar Allan Poe and helpful resources for students to research.
Respond to Text Freebie
Looking for some activities to add to reading workshop? These reading respond sheets are a perfect addition to your 'Respond to Text' station! Included: 1 - Choice Board 2 - Nonfiction Text Structures Tri-Fold ------------------ Looking for more? >> Free fiction and nonfiction bookmark bo...
Reader Response Menu
There are so many different ways to respond to a text! With this tool you can give students options as to what they will focus on as they read independently, with you in a small group, or even all together as a class. Turn every story you read into an opportunity to practice comprehension and under...
Offering Choice in your Reading Response Activities | Top Teaching Tasks
Reading Response activities will likely form a major part of your reading programme, whether you are running guided reading groups, a daily 5 system,
Short Stories for Teaching Conflict for Help Teaching Conflict in Literature
Need help teaching conflict in literature? These short stories for teaching conflict with lesson ideas and explanations will make you look like the genius you've been telling your students about all year.
Teaching Short Stories: Innovate & Engage | Nouvelle ELA Teaching Resources
Build student confidence and reading endurance with these resources. Teaching short stories has never been more exciting or engaging! (blog post)
9 Ways to Upgrade Your Short Story Unit
One day, while tutoring, I asked a sophomore what he’d been doing in English class lately. To my horror, he replied, “Oh, we’re ju...
Write Scary Short Stories by Studing a Master of Gothic Genre-- Poe
Teach students to write scary short stories for language arts class by reading classic Poe short stories. Ask students to read the Tell Tell Heart and Fall of the House of Usher, which are in the public domain. Each uses Gothic literary elements.