O. Henry (1862-1910) was a prolific American short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. A twist of plot, which turns on an ironic or coincidental circumstance, is typical of O. Henry's stories. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.
<p><strong>Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer</strong><br /> Today we look at another short form: nonfiction short stories. Tineke, the OYAN team’s creative nonfiction enthusiast, shares some tips on writing personal essays, anecdotes, and blog posts.</p>
SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY: 110 STORIES w/ Annotation Organizer and Keyword Strategy
These stories are powerful, accessible, and engaging vehicles for teaching critical reading skills and for propagating a love of literature! So we’ve added more stories to our short story anthology and compiled 110 of the greatest stories in a bundle designed to improve annotation skills, bolster reading comprehension, and cultivate literary appreciation.
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 (including this one), which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.
Speechy Musings: A FREE DOWNLOAD targeting figurative language including idioms, metaphors, and similes! There are 17 short stories filled with figurative language included as well as a graphic organizer and story elements die! REPinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins