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 … [Read more...]

Short Story Lesson Plans: Underrated Short Stories for High School or Middle School

At the little living-room desk Mr. Boringnecke rolled two sheets of flimsy and a heavier top sheet, carbon paper containing lesson plans for short stories his classes hated. Then, from the short hallway at his back, he heard … [Read more...]

“Through the Tunnel” Lesson Plans to Get You Through the Day

If you're in a hurry and are just looking for a handout and lesson plan, here you go. Just come back and read the rest later. You're sure to be enamored with my charm and wit. Personal Tunnels Character Activity … [Read more...]

Conflict in Literature: 7 Great Short Story Upsets

In honor of the Rhinos 2-0 upset victory in the Henderson Parks and Rec U10 soccer league, I bring you the seven greatest upsets in literature.Before we get to our list of the greatest short story upsets of all time, I … [Read more...]