Short Stories for Middle School

To encourage the love of literature in classrooms all over the world, we have selected the following short stories as suggested reading for Middle School students. These engaging selections were chosen to encourage a passion for reading and thinking and discussing great literature.

The selected short stories show-off the incredible variety of approaches and techniques that some of the world's greatest writers have used to entertain us with the short story genre. These stories wander from suspenseful to humorous to surprising; they often feature a surprise or "twist ending" and drive home the concept of irony. They provide a great starting point for classroom discussions and allow students to have fun while building critical reading and analysis skills.

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