Short Story Resources For Teachers; great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping students write stories themselves
Im the nightmare emptier. The horrible things I've seen.who could be have such horrible dreams? The reason I am the one whose job this is, is because I cannot dream. I cannot dream nice dreams or terrible ones. (Get Him Back Writing Prompts)
Common Core Close Reading Stories Book Trailer (3rd -5th Grade) High-interest short stories for Common Core Close Reading. Printable stories with text annotations, a scoring rubric, and a sample exemplar for each short story. Multiple Literature, Speaking and Listening, Writing, and Language Common Core Standards are covered. www.literacymathideas.blogspot.com
Just open up - one of the best short horror stories I've ever read! AND THERE'S NO GORE! This is very well written. I, personally, was not scared. But, it's really a great story! Perfect to give a little darkness to kids sleepovers or campfires :-)
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.