Teaching Point of View with Short Stories

In today’s episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss several short stories for teaching Point of View: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Cask of Amontillado, “Contents of the DMP,” “Scarlet Ibis,” “Jumping Frog and “Sniper.” I’ve got an emergency lesson plan you can get on the board right. And if there’s one short […]

Hopeful Short Stories in the Time of Corona

I really want to thank Veronica for her comment on the need for hopeful short stories during a time of anxiety. When I read her comment, though, I was feeling no anxiety, so I decided to watch the news. After 49 seconds of news watching, I’m convinced the world is going to end by summer. […]

9 High Interest Short Stories for High School Students

Get a ton of short story for high school students (and middle school students) lesson plans right here. An Occurrence at Owl Creek High School A man stood upon a teacher desk in northern Alabama, looking down into the not so swift students twenty feet below. The teacher’s hands were behind his back, the wrists […]