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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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Engage your students

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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Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan Food Imagery

'Fish Cheeks' by Amy Tan

Tell Tale Heart Unreliable Narrator

‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe

The Hand by Guy de Maupassant Writers Tone-min

‘The Hand’ by Guy de Maupassant

And much more! Each short story includes...

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  • Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
  • A Daily Joy to Be Alive by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • A Poem of Changgan by Li Bai
  • Black Stone on a White Stone (original and translation) by César Vallejo
  • Demeter's Prayer to Hades by Rita Dove
  • Freedom by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Leather and Naughahyde by Marilyn Dumont
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi
  • America by Walt Whitman
  • Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
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  • Lines Written at Castle Island, Lake Superior by Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
  • Mending Wall by Robert Frost
  • October Hills by John Rollin Ridge
  • Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Yet Do I Marvel by Countee Cullen
  • I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
  • My Mother's Kitchen by Choman Hardi
  • October Hills by John Rollin Ridge
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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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