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By the time students get to middle school, or even high school, they usually know the names of figurative language techniques. However, they still need to practice identifying and explaining them in use. These FREE worksheets will help facilitate that process.

from The Literary Maven

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

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.