Teaching Irony with These Short Stories

In today’s episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss several short stories for teaching irony: “The Necklace,” “The Interlopers,” “The Machine that Won the War,” “The Blue Hotel,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” I’ve got an emergency lesson plan you can get on the board right now. And if there’s one short story involving […]

Great Short Stories (and lesson plans) for the End of the School Year

Although we all love National Poetry Month, we love when it ends because that means summer vacation approaches. But there’s still a month left. May is not the time for English Romantic poetry, Victorian novels, or James Joyce. May is the time for high interest short stories. May is the time for short stories easy […]

“The Interlopers” Discussion Questions

The forest classroom of Gradwitz were of wide extent and well stocked with “Interlopers” discussion questions; the narrow strip of portables that lay on its outskirt was not remarkable for the students it harboured or the teaching comforts it afforded, but it was the most jealously guarded of all the school’s territorial possessions. A famous […]