The Atomic Tree. Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.
There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good internet souls. Included are Real Audio narrations, Classic Images, Random Images, Random Fables, Search Engine and much more on the way. Recently added are 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Classic Short Stories. This website is dedicated to the short story and to those interested in reading this delightful art form.
Fewer and fewer people these days read short stories. This is unfortunate. Few will ever experience the joy that reading such fine work can give. The goal of this site is to give a nice cross section of short stories in the hope that these short stories will excite people into rediscovering this excellent source of entertainment. Happy reading! By Story Title. 5 Short Stories With Surprise Endings Your Students Will Love to Analyze - The Teaching Cove.
Do your students find short stories boring?
Can’t find short pieces of literature to have great discussions in class? Well, today’s post is about exactly that. With just a few days before the holiday break, short stories can be the perfect short lesson plans you need, if you choose the right ones. Short stories with cliffhangers or interesting endings are the ones that students love to analyze. Love to analyze? As part of January’s printables pack, I’ll be adding a worksheet on how to teach story writing. 5 Short Stories With Cliffhangers & Interesting Endings.
Roberto Bolaño's 12 Tips on "the Art of Writing Short Stories" For some certain romantic reasons, a segment of the English-language reading population fell in love with Roberto Bolaño in the first few years of this millennium.
One invariably glimpsed Bolaño's award-winning 1998 novel The Savage Detectives on endtables and nightstands after its translation in 2007, with or without bookmarks. When 2666—the Chilean writer's dizzyingly enormous work on the darkest of events in 1990's Northern Mexico—appeared, it did so posthumously, further elevating Bolaño's literary outlaw mythos. In addition to being a hard-bitten Trotskyist nomad, Bolaño—who died of liver failure in 2003—was said to have been a heroin addict and alcoholic. Neither was the case, writes Hector Tobar in the LA Times, quoting a Mexico City-based journalist on the author: "He had a super boring daily life. It was a life built around his own writing rituals and habits. " 100 Great Short Stories. Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School.
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. These stories offer a complete reading experience with great economy of words. Looking for Short Stories on a Particular Subject or Theme? The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin. 5 Short Stories With Surprise Endings Your Students Will Love to Analyze - The Teaching Cove.
21 Scary Halloween Short Stories For Middle School. The creepier the tale, the more middle school students love it. October is the perfect month to introduce middle school students to scary short stories. [tweet_dis]Download these 21 short stories that are perfect for Halloween-related lesson plans. [/tweet_dis] I have tried to include related activities, lesson plans, and other resources, including YouTube videos, TV show adaptations, and related songs. Happy Halloween! *These stories may be more appropriate for students with higher-level reading skills, or may require extra scaffolding from the teacher.
Copyright notice: These stories are published on sites other than MrsWatersEnglish.com and NONE of them are excerpted or quoted in MWE-created materials. Related. 40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School. Richard Connell (1893-1949) The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (1893-1949) Approximate Word Count: 8426 "OFF THERE to the right--somewhere--is a large island," said Whitney.
" It's rather a mystery--" "What island is it? " Thank You, Ma'am. Short story the stolen party. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. By Edgar Allan Poe(published 1845) FOR the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief.
Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not -- and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. A Sound of Thunder. HouseOnMango. Through the tunnel text. American History TB. The Lady Or The Tiger? by Frank Stockton. When all the people had assembled in the galleries, and the king, surrounded by his court, sat high up on his throne of royal state on one side of the arena, he gave a signal, a door beneath him opened, and the accused subject stepped out into the amphitheater.
Directly opposite him, on the other side of the enclosed space, were two doors, exactly alike and side by side. It was the duty and the privilege of the person on trial to walk directly to these doors and open one of them. He could open either door he pleased; he was subject to no guidance or influence but that of the aforementioned impartial and incorruptible chance. If he opened the one, there came out of it a hungry tiger, the fiercest and most cruel that could be procured, which immediately sprang upon him and tore him to pieces as a punishment for his guilt. The Interlopers by Saki.
He strayed away by himself from the watchers whom he had placed in ambush on the crest of the hill, and wandered far down the steep slopes amid the wild tangle of undergrowth, peering through the tree trunks and listening through the whistling and skirling of the wind and the restless beating of the branches for sight and sound of the marauders.
If only on this wild night, in this dark, lone spot, he might come across Georg Znaeym, man to man, with none to witness - that was the wish that was uppermost in his thoughts. And as he stepped round the trunk of a huge beech he came face to face with the man he sought. The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand, each had hate in his heart and murder uppermost in his mind.
13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements - The Literary Maven. 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. Here's 13 of my favorites.1. The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty I’m always looking for texts that will draw in my reluctant male readers. Anything with war, guns, or a little violence ups the appealing factor immediately. This short story is one that I like to read just before the holidays because of its message about giving and thinking of others. Liam O'Flaherty (1897-1984) The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry.
There was a pier-glass between the windows of the room. Perhaps you have seen a pier-glass in an $8 Bat. A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks. Della, being slender, had mastered the art. Suddenly she whirled from the window and stood before the glass. Her eyes were shining brilliantly, but her face had lost its colour within twenty seconds.