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15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations, including this one, from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson Unit with Hunger Games Comparison

Students' reactions after reading "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson---short stories at the start of the year

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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Short Story Unit Study Common Core

Shirley Jackson's shockingly macabre Short Story "The Lottery" in all it's symbolic glory! 90+ Pages of High Order Thinking Common Core Pages!


The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - Themes, Symbols and Motifs: In this activity, students will identify themes and symbols from the story, and support their choices with details from the text. As a classroom activity, students can track the rich thematic writing Jackson uses throughout “The Lottery”.