Check out our list of middle school short stories lesson plans printables, and look at how we use these middle school short stories lesson plans and printables in our classrooms.
We teach 7th grade ELA. Sometimes, what is included in our literature books is just not enough, and that’s what we found with the following stories. We have created standards-based handouts, guided questions, and activities to accompany many middle school short stories. If you do not have these stories in your book, google the titles to see if you can find the stories online. These are some of our very favorites! Click each title below to download a free sample from the following middle school short stories lesson plans.
Print Common-Core lesson plans for the following middle school short stories.
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“After Twenty Years“ by O. Henry”
“All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury
“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