Check out our list of short stories below for free printables and a look at how we use these stories in our classrooms. Sometimes, what is included in our literature books is just not enough. We have created handouts, guided questions, and activities to accompany many short stories. If you do not have these stories in your book, google the titles to see if you can find the stories online.
Print Common-Core lesson plans for the following short stories.
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“After Twenty Years“ by O. Henry
“Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas
“Duffy’s Jacket” by Bruce Coville
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Anderson
“Hearts and Hands” by O. Henry
“The Highwayman” (narrative poem) by Alfred Noyes
The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (teleplay) by Rod Serling
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
“Rogue Wave” by Theodore Taylor
“Sorry, Wrong Number” by Lucille Fletcher
“Three Skeleton Key” by George G. Toudouze
“The Ruum” by Arthur Porges