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Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom

by Diana Mitchell

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Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom

Grades 8 – 12
Type Journal
Published December 1997
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



Describes ways short story collections can be integrated into the English curriculum, including a short story fair, a short story hunt, using single short stories to extend a unit, using a short story by itself, using a collection as a whole, and using short stories as part of a focus on writing. Offers a list of short story resources.


This lesson plan is based on an idea from: Mitchell, Diana. "Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom." English Journal 86.8 (December 1997): 73-77.


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