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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 from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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.

Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

5 Mini-Lessons You MUST Teach for Creative Narrative Writing

5 Mini-Lessons You MUST Teach for Creative Narrative Writing Minilessons are always a wonderful way to teach children about writing. These five minilesson topics will help students learn how to write narrative pieces.

Engaging Wonder by R.J. Palacio lesson plans and student activities for middle school teachers and school counselors.

Engaging Wonder by R. Palacio lesson plans and student activities for middle school teachers and school counselors.

In this blog post by Bespoke ELA, you will find 5 Pixar short films to use for teaching skills in secondary English Language Arts in grades 6-12.  Students will use the short films as a means of discussing theme, irony, suspense, subtext, point of view, and more.  Great for middle school and high school English Language Arts.  By Bespoke ELA

In this blog post by Bespoke ELA, you will find 5 Pixar short films to use for teaching skills in secondary English Language Arts in grades 6-12. Students will use the short films as a means of discussing theme, irony, suspense, subtext, point of view, and more. Great for middle school and high school English Language Arts. By Bespoke ELA

Developing a character for fictional narrative writing. Lots of ideas and activities to do with students. From The Thinker Builder.

When students write fiction, creating a strong character can be a real challenge. Get lots of ideas, tips, and engaging activities to help students develop fictional characters for narrative writing. (The Thinker Builder)

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R.J. Palacio to teach students about empathy.  Click to link to download a free lesson plan on writing precepts! Writing precepts is the prefect way to bring Auggie's story to life with your students!   These Wonder lesson plans are perfect for any upper elementary or middle school classroom.

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R. Palacio to teach students about empathy.