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.

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.

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, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

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

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, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Valentine's Day Activities for high school and middle school ELA students. Valentine's Day ELA activities for big kids!

Valentines Day Activities for high school and middle school ELA students. Valentines Day ELA activities for big kids!

Teach rhetorical analysis to your students with The Gettysburg Address. Ideal for high school English classes, this rhetorical analysis unit includes activities, graphic organizers, writing, and more!

The Gettysburg Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity Packet

Could be used in conjunction with history lesson, and promote cooperation with colleagues and applications over multiple subjects.

Students get to practice showing work and solving equations in this fun puzzle activity!

Showing Work on Two-Step Equations Station Activity

Students get to practice showing work and solving equations in this fun puzzle activity!

These 20 interesting journal prompts are perfect for a quick middle or high school reading assessment. Add a layer of accountability to your reading lessons to motivate students to read and talk about their books.

Reading Response Journal Prompts for Book Club or Independent Reading

These 20 interesting journal prompts are perfect for a quick middle or high school reading assessment. Add a layer of accountability to your reading lessons to motivate students to read and talk about their books.

72 unique Growth Mindset Notes encourage middle school and high school students to believe they can learn anything and help them develop the attitudes, habits, and work ethics that will help them persevere through challenges and succeed in all subjects and classes! Ready to print, cut, and go – implement growth mindset today with these notes!

GROWTH MINDSET: Notes of Encouragement

72 unique Growth Mindset Notes encourage middle school and high school students to believe they can learn anything and help them develop the attitudes, habits, and work ethics that will help them persevere through challenges and succeed in all subjects an

Lord of the Flies Final Argument Essay with collaborative brainstorming activity. Ideal for high school English and British Literature classes.

Lord of the Flies Final Argument Essay

Lord of the Flies Final Argument Essay with collaborative brainstorming activity. Ideal for high school English and British Literature classes.

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Literature Students can introduce stories by having a book tasting in the classroom. Students who are reading the same book can come together to discuss the book.

Middle school and high school English teachers: these activities and assignments are easy to implement into your curriculum in the days before your break. Activities for poetry, debate, research and writing.

Christmas and Winter Holidays Activities for Secondary ELA

Middle school and high school English teachers: these activities and assignments are easy to implement into your curriculum in the days before your break. Activities for poetry, debate, research and writing.

Fun writing activity for middle school and high school English classes:

Micro Fiction, Creative Writing Fun for Teens, Narrative Writing, Sub Plan, CCSS

All writers of essays need to know how to write a thesis statement. Unfortunately, this proves difficult for inexperienced writers so teaching thesis statements should be the first step in teaching students how to write essays. This lesson plan on reviews the qualities of a good thesis statement and shares attention-grabbing ideas and activities.

All writers of essays need to know how to write a thesis statement. Unfortunately, this proves difficult for inexperienced writers so teaching thesis statements should be the first step in teaching students how to write essays.

Activities for middle and highs school English: Teach your students to use metaphor in their writing--and let them have a little fun too!

The Metaphor Challenge

Activities for middle and highs school English: Teach your students to use metaphor in their writing--and let them have a little fun too!

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