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.

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

Here are 15 short story recommendations from middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers. Great for teaching literary elements!

Edgar Allan Poe, an American icon, is celebrated for his life and work. This lesson will delve deeper into his early life, his macabre short stories, his poem "The Raven," and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849.

In his authoritative 1941 biography of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Hobson Quinn wrote that on October an election day in Baltimore, when a printer named Joseph Walker “found Poe lying outside Ryan’s Fourth Ward Polls, semi-conscious, he naturally […]