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Paired passage suggestions for teaching The Catcher in the Rye! All texts are free, prepped for students, and ready to print at CommonLit.org

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Teaching "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" this year? Check out these free fiction and nonfiction paired passages from CommonLit.org!

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In the Venn diagram of my life, my “Mom” and “English teacher” lives overlapped beautifully this week when my daughter’s middle school hosted a Poetry Night. Parents were invited to join their twee...

In the Venn diagram of my life, my “Mom” and “English teacher” lives overlapped beautifully this week when my daughter’s middle school hosted a Poetry Night. Parents were invited to join their twee...

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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.

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