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Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves... how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future....

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.

Vocabulary Enrichment Writing Projects, Use With Any Vocabulary List

YOUR STUDENTS WILL LOVE THESE VOCABULARY PROJECTS, NOTHING LIKE YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE, CREATIVE AND FUN! Take a vacation from the usual vocabulary word list projects and try the "Vocabulary Vacation Differentiated Menus" that include 27 creative and challenging projects to use with ANY vocabulary word list in ANY subject area. You can choose one project for each week for the entire class or you can use the entire menu. $