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Short Stories for Middle and High School Students to Read Online
Short stories offer a wealth of teaching opportunities for students of all ages. For high school students in particular, short stories provide a platform for teaching about both the English language and life itself. In his short story, What the Sky Sees, McGregor tells the tale of a male teen who causes a terrifying accident, then tries to live with the aftermath. McGregor reimagined the story a decade later, writing In Winter the Sky — the same story, but from a female perspective. This is a unique approach to storytelling that can offer many lessons in voice, character, and gender for student writers.
Feb 06, PM. I would like to add some current short stories into my curriculum. Has anyone read any lately that they think their students would love? Would you be willing to share your list? I've also had a lot of success with nonfiction essays all types with my students this year.
Howard is an avid short story reader who likes to help others find and understand stories. If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started. They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Most are under 2, words; I've included an approximate word count where I could. If you want to be able to reference a print edition at your leisure, one of my favorites is "Little Worlds" Amazon. This anthology has 31 short stories for students.
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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. Here's 13 of my favorites. Anything with war, guns, or a little violence ups the appealing factor immediately. A sniper is stationed on a rooftop contemplating how he will get down before the light of dawn exposes him. I often use this text when teaching irony because of its unexpected ending. It is also a great piece to use for reviewing plot as the climax appears at the very end of the story; students sometimes struggle to correctly identify the climax when it happens so late in a story.