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Short Stories

Perfect for younger learners, this series of short story teaching resources brings key moments of stories to life through engaging recitals and educational analysis, focusing on core areas of learning such as theme, tone, imagery, and language.

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Students can get a complete understanding of tone, bias, mood, inference, and more by hearing and seeing high-quality performances of short story examples.

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Made for younger learners

Designed to engage younger learners, these videos include longer text-on-screen rest times to support comprehension, sentence-by-sentence quotes to make concepts easier to digest, and dynamic actor performances.

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Time-saving resources

By focusing on the most valuable sections of popular short stories, you can jump right into key topics, rather than wasting time finding the right bits of the story.

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‘The Hand’ by Guy de Maupassant

And much more! Each short story includes...

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2-3 videos containing a recital of a key section of the short story and an analysis exploring core areas of learning such as theme, tone, imagery, and language.


Fish Cheeks

A written copy of the short story including a glossary for any trickier words.

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‘In my modest opinion, the enacting of great literary works, is one of the most valuable resources to keep students engaged.’

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Teacher, Miami Jackson Senior High School, Florida, US


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