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24 Short Stories for Middle School (or for grownups with jobs who may only have time to read to/from work!).

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from MomJunction

Top 15 Moral Stories For Kids

Is story time an essential part of your kid’s day? Do you like to teach him about various things, places and values through stories?

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infer/draw conclusions Wordless short video - have kids write story for it using dialogue, action, thought

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Glued: An animated short about a mother and her video game addict son. Non-verbal; great for inference, story elements, conflict, etc.

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY. It looks kind of child like but actually when you think about it, some good tips here.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Reading Comprehension: Who? What? Where?

Reading Comprehension: Who? What? Where? 15 stories with questions $

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A way to organize your literature curriculum: Genres.... "Knowledge of different genres gives students useful schemata-frameworks for understanding born of prior knowledge and experience-for story types" (Lynch-Brown, Short, & Tomlinson, p. 247).

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from The Literary Maven

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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National Geographic Kids | Ancient Greek Myths -- this site features several written Greek myths

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Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories - loved these books when I was a kid. Can't wait for my girls to read them too.

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