Use washi tape to line the first page of each chapter in a novel. This is so helpful for teachers who have to keep flipping back and forth, back and forth, year after year! ( Creative English Classroom Blog Post )
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 (including this one), which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.