Read 18 Short Stories From Nobel Prize-Winning Writer Alice Munro Free Online Calling her a “master of the contemporary short story,” the Swedish Academy awarded 82-year-old Alice Munro the Nobel Prize in Literature today. It is well-deserved, and hard-earned (and comes not long after she announced her retirement from fiction). After 14 story collections, Munro has reached at least a couple generations of writers with her psychologically subtle stories about ordinary men and women in Huron County, Ontario, her birthplace and home. Only the 13th woman writer to win the Nobel, Munro has previously won the Man Booker Prize in 2009, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction in Canada three times (1968, 1978, and 1986), and two O. Henry Awards (2006 and 2008). Of that region she loves, Munro has said: “It means something to me that no other country can—no matter how important historically that other country may be, how ‘beautiful,’ how lively and interesting. Why do I like to write short stories? "Voices" - (2013, Telegraph) “Amundsen” (2012, The New Yorker)
ABC Short Stories » A Reason To Leave Home Short Stories | A Reason To Leave Home Up until last year, "Curly" Ray Sheldrick had never written anything. In fact, when he left home and school at 14 he couldn't read OR write. "I am a carpenter and for many years I couldn't even write the word carpenter," Curly said. "But I had a hunger to learn so taught myself." print friendly version of this page It's Friday afternoon. Picking up his brown leather bag in one smooth action, he heads out of the garage, firming his grip on the handles as there is extra weight today. Today, instead of walking south he turns north and slowly walks away from the only town he has ever known. He asks himself - am I doing the right thing? The sun has already disappeared behind the rim of the mountains. At the sound of approaching cars he straightens up, extending his left arm, thumb skyward. The sound of approaching traffic lifts his head. Suddenly fear grabs him. Thoughts of his stepfather invade his head, the one man he fears most in the world.
26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional. During meaningful conversations, students are forced to be accountable for their positions, to listen, to analyze opposing perspectives, and to adapt their thinking on the fly. There are many popular strategies for these kinds of conversations, each with slightly unique rules and applications. Among them are Socrative Discussions, Accountable Talks, Debate, and Literature Circles. It is sometimes argued that the these kinds of conversations favor students that are confident expressing themselves verbally, and that’s hard to argue. And all can benefit from scaffolding, so that students are given different levels of support–maybe unique tiers of index cards with easier to use or more natural stems–so that they can be successful on some level. If you have any useful conversation stems, let us know in the comments so we can update the list! Agreeing
Humorous Short Stories | Funny Short Stories Online Since humor is subjective it’s difficult to classify a story as humorous; not everyone is going to find a particular story funny. These stories are generally considered funny, or they’re stories that I’ve found somewhat funny. On this page you can read free short stories online that might be suitable short stories for middle school kids. A Burlesque Biography | Mark Twain Twain goes back a long way to describe the important people in his family’s lineage. Read here The Night the Ghost Got In | James Thurber At night a man hears footsteps downstairs. Read here Luck | Mark Twain A military captain wins all his campaigns and continues to advance his career even though he makes endless blunders. Read here The School | Donald Barthelme A teacher relates all of the experiences with death that his class has in a single school year. Read here The Death of a Government Clerk | Anton Chekhov A government clerk sneezes while at the opera, accidentally spraying the man in front of him. Read here Read here
sshort stories with levels and page numbers A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor He looked into her eyes. - Length: 20 pages - Age Rating: U - Genre: Fiction When I was younger I fell in love with a performance artist. - Age Rating: 15 - Genre: Melissa believed the human race could be divided into two groups. - Length: 6 pages It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. - Length: 21 pages “Jonah, are you with us?” - Length: 2 pages Husselbee cleared his throat, rapped on the glass, and told the woman in the green polo shirt he had murdered a man. - Length: 13 pages She returns to the kitchen and stops in her tracks. - Genre: Children Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully.
The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plans for Teachers Teaching The Freedom Writers Diary The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text, while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material. Target Grade: 7th-12th (Middle School and High School) Length of Lesson Plan: Approximately 153 pages. Browse The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plan: Full Lesson Plan Overview Completely Customizable! The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan is downloadable in PDF and Word. Lesson Plan Calendars The Lesson Plan Calendars provide daily suggestions about what to teach. Chapter Abstracts Character and Object Descriptions Daily Lessons Fun Classroom Activities Short Essay Questions Tests
Home - DreamreaderDreamreader selfiecity ABC Short Stories » 2003 A Light on a Boat Thirty-three year old M G Patterson is a Native Title lawyer from Cairns who only started writing this year. He's entered two competitions (including the Short Story Project) and has won both times! He reckons he's too scared to keep writing now because the success just can't continue! Short Story Radio: listen to short stories online 7 Lessons for Teachers from Dumbledore One of my favorite times of the day is when I settle in with my two young daughters for read-aloud time. For several years, we have been working our way through the Harry Potter series. I had read them all before, but it has been a delight to read them again with my girls, using as many voices as possible, and seeing the incredible story through their eyes. It has also shared many secrets about teaching and living with me on this second reading, especially when it comes to Dumbledore. The way he interacts with Harry, fellow teachers, muggles, and various magical creatures has lessons for all of us -- especially teachers and parents. "You do care," said Dumbledore. Calm Acceptance: No matter what Dumbledore is faced with, he calmly accepts this reality. "I don't mean to be rude -" he [Vernon] began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable. "- yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely. Being Brave: It may be hard.