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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. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities. Teaching Literary Elements, Teaching Literature, Literary Terms, Teaching Strategies, Student Teaching, Teaching Reading, Learning, Teaching Themes, Literary Devices
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, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.
The Literary Maven
The Literary Maven
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. Teaching Tips, Language Arts Teacher
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 from secondary English Language Arts teachers.
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Love this idea!!! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading!  Also terrific for test prep for older grades.  Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand. Writing Tasks, Writing Process
Close Reading Highlighter Labels
Love this idea!!! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.
Tales of a Tenacious Teacher: Foundation of our Reading Time: Unit 1 Reading Teacher, Reading Classroom, Reading Time, Classroom Ideas
Tales of a Tenacious Teacher: Foundation of our Reading Time: Unit 1
This resource contains EVERYTHING you will need to implement close reading in your classroom! Winter Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More! There are THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also text-dependent questions and writing prompts for your students to cite evidence from the text, graphic organizers, step-by-step implementation guides, and more!$ Teaching 5th Grade, 3rd Grade Classroom, Reading Skills
Winter Close Reading | Differentiated Reading Passages and Questions
This resource contains EVERYTHING you will need to implement close reading in your classroom! Winter Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More! There are THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also text-dependent questions and writing prompts for your students to cite evidence from the text, graphic organizers, step-by-step implementation guides, and more!$
Kristine Nannini
Kristine Nannini
This post has lots of practical ideas for Cause and Effect Using Informational Text! Nonfiction Reading, Nonfiction Texts, Mentor Texts, Informational Texts
Cause and Effect Using Informational Text
This post has lots of practical ideas for Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!
The Teacher Next Door
The Teacher Next Door