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.
Great way to increase your students' curiosity by displaying an interesting true piece of trivia on the Did You Know Board. Also introduces a Random Fact of the Day app to make it easier to find information for the board.