SHORT STORIES - 1,000+ PAGES: ANTHOLOGY and RESOURCES
✅ NEW - More stories and Flesch-Kincaid Readability Grade-Levels for each story.
➡All stories are Digital Ready. Students can highlight/annotate the text on a computer.
These short stories are powerful, accessible, and engaging vehicles for teaching critical reading skills and for propagating a love of literature! So we’ve added more stories to our short story anthology and compiled 110 of the greatest stories in a bundle designed to improve annotation skills, bolster reading comprehension, and cultivate literary appreciation.
WHY THE ANTHOLOGY?
✔ Lessons With MINIMAL/NO PREP
When you need a quick go-to lesson, this collection of short stories gives you a multitude of options at your fingertips. To make planning easier, the complete short story is included along with two different Annotation Organizers for teaching annotation and comprehension.
✔ Diverse Selection of GENRES and AUTHORS
The bundle was designed to include a diverse collection of stories and authors with a wide variety of genres and teaching situations in mind. A complete list of stories can be found in the preview.
✔ More than 1,000 PAGES of Content
Making this bundle packed with lesson content.
✔ FLESCH-KINCAID READABILITY Grade-Level for Each Story
To help with lesson planning, we measured the readability level for every story in our anthology.
✔ Digital-Ready for Computers
All student materials are Digital Ready. Students can use a computer to enter, edit, highlight, and save text directly in special areas of the PDF document. The documents can also be uploaded to services like Google Classroom, Edmodo, and Blackboard for students to download.
✔ Common Core Alignment
The Side-by-Side Annotation Organizer and Keyword Strategy support several Common Core Standards (CCSS): CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.9, & CCRA.R.10.
✔ SAVE OVER 90%!!
With our bundle you can save over 90% of the cost of buying these stories individually!
✅ 110 SHORT STORIES
Each story has its own folder that includes:
• “Side-by-Side” Annotation Organizer with the COMPLETE SHORT STORY
The Side-by-Side Annotation Organizer is designed to include the complete story
with ample space beside the text for student annotations and teacher comments.
• Annotation Organizer for “Close and Active Reading”
This is a simple organizer that can be used for many different teaching situations, from basic annotation instruction to the development of independent student annotation. It can be used with any type of text, including poems, novels, or nonfiction.
✅ Sortable Spreadsheet Listing for Planning
This spreadsheet includes a listing of every story in our bundle and can be sorted by title, author, Flesch-Kincaid Readability, and number of pages.
✅ Digital Ready Guide
Important information on how to use our Digital Ready materials.
✅ BONUS #1 - Keyword Strategy with Step-by-Step Guide
Short story comprehension can be made easier with the Keyword Strategy. Students identify and use keywords in text segments to accelerate comprehension. This strategy works well because it
• Addresses literal, inferential, and evaluative comprehension
• Works especially well for students who may find the story challenging
• Produces a study guide that heightens long-term recall
Step-by-Step Example: To show you how the Keyword Strategy can work in your classroom we’ve included a bonus story, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” with the related Keyword Strategy instructional guide, a step-by-step example lesson, and an example student-annotation response.
✅ BONUS #2 – Quick Picture Strategy for Teaching Poetry
With the Quick Picture Strategy students generate quick images of ideas they produce in their minds. This process of personal creativity promotes associative recall; the students remember the significance of the drawing because no one is telling them what to draw. This is NOT your typical “draw a picture.”
Student Example: We've included a "Side-By-Side" Annotation Organizer for the complete Walt Whitman poem “O Captain! My Captain!,” along with the related Quick Picture Strategy student drawing and response sheet, and example student responses.
Short stories are a great way to improve reading comprehension, develop close reading skills, and generate an interest in classic literature.