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
THEATRE: theatre game where they pick a piece of paper and tell a story about it. Inspired by the Chapter book Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer” by JT Petty printable storytelling prompts in a jar by Kitchen Counter Chronicles
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.
The Starfish Story is a great product for back to school. This poem adapted from Loren Eiseley& work, is a perfect way to spread inspiration and motivation to your colleagues, staff or students in your class.
Use these 30 writing ideas to encourage your students to write a scary story for an assignment in your class is a great way to introduce the horror genre to them while also focusing on their creative writing skills.
Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge? This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants. It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants! A great STEM
Are you a big fan of wordless picture books? What about upping the ante to wordless animated shorts? I was inspired by the adorable “Hola Llamigo” video that Sarah at Speech is Beautiful shared a link to a few weeks ago and used it with several student
i can change my story when ever i want. i have tried my hardest to continue to remember this at any time i am faced with making a choice.
Identifying Themes Poster Pack
Check out this great tool for any fiction lesson plan or unit. These handy dandy posters will help highlight 8 of the most common themes that students will find stories and how to identify them in the wild. Print them and put them on the walls. Print them and stick them in notebooks. Print them and leave them on the wind shields of co-workers that can use a great life lesson or two!