Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School 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.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 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). Short Stories for High School Students Here are some short stories that deal with themes and subject matter appropriate for high school students. 1. A woman is given the news that her husband has been killed in a railroad accident. Read "The Story of an Hour" (1,020 words) 2. An old man sits at the side of a country road during the Spanish civil war. 3. 4. An armed man enters a barbershop for a shave. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks Owl Eyes Offers a Good Way to Guide Students Through Classic Literature Owl Eyes is a relatively new tool that provides teachers with a good way to provide students with guidance while they are reading classic literature. Owl Eyes provides teachers with tools to insert annotations and questions into classic literature. Students can see the annotations and questions that their teachers add to the digital text. Teachers have the option to create online classrooms through which they can monitor their students' progress through a text and view their students' annotations and answers to questions. The short videos embedded below will help you get started with Owl Eyes. Applications for Education Owl Eyes could be a good tool for guiding students through some difficult classic literature. I couldn't find an option to upload my own texts on Owl Eyes.
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Classic Short Stories Tiny Texts | Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish Free Reading Worksheets Ereading Worksheets has the best reading worksheets on the internet, and they’re all free. These worksheets are skill focused and aligned to Common Core State Standards. You are free to save, edit, and print these worksheets for personal or classroom use. Many of these assignments can now be completed online. You’re going to like this. Fictional Passages Jacob the Great Comprehension Test – Students read a short story about a kid cycling through hobbies and then answer comprehension, inferential, and literary element questions. Nonfiction Passages Nutrition Facts Comprehension Worksheet – Students read and compare the nutritional information from four “healthy” snacks and answer fifteen questions testing their ability to comprehend these functional texts.Nutrition Facts Comprehension Worksheet RTFNutrition Facts Comprehension Worksheet PDFPreview Nutrition Facts Comprehension Worksheet in Your Web Browser These activities will help students become successful readers. The Worst Game Ever?
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Rebecca -novel reading (Learn English Through Story) A novel by British female writer Daphne Du Maurier published in 1938, a best-seller and a masterpiece of gothic literature. Since its publication it has been a great success and many people remember its first line: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. Alfred Hitchcock filmed a cinema version of the novel (you can watch it here: Rebecca movie version). The heroine meets and falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a rich Englishman whose beautiful wife has recently died under tragic circumstances. Pride and Prejudice -novel reading (Learn English Through Story) TagsAdvanced 'The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry,' said Elizabeth Bennet. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (by Jane Austen)
The Secret Garden (English7levels) TagsAdvanced A reading of the famous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The main story begins in colonial India where the young spoiled, rotten Mary Lennox is played by Gennie James. One morning she awakes to find her servants not answering and her parents having a late dinner party. She goes back to bed and reads a story to her doll. 0:02The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett0:12CHAPTER 1; Little Miss Mary0:18Nobody seemed to care about Mary.0:23She was born in India, where her father was a British official.0:30He was busy with his work, and her mother, who was very beautiful, spent all her time going to parties.0:42So an Indian woman, Kamala, was paid to take care of the little girl.0:50Mary was not a pretty child. You can watch the movie here: The Secret Garden. And here is an animated version: The Secret Garden. Here is a link to read the novel online: The Secret Garden. You can also download a legal ePub or Kindle file for your eBook here: Gutenberg Project. + Official - Cool
Using Student-Centered Comprehension Strategies with Elie Wiesels Night ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Working in small groups, students use reciprocal teaching strategies as they read and discuss Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night. back to top Reciprocal Teaching Guidelines: This printable resource outlines and describes the four types of questions students prepare during a reciprocal teaching activity. Further Reading VanDeWeghe, Rick. Palincsar, A.
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