Nathaniel Hawthorne
Short Stories for Students: The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

Short Stories for Students

Short stories for students sorted by grade level, so you can find interesting literature you will enjoy reading, and teachers can find interesting short stories they want to teach.

You may also enjoy our collections of Christmas Short Stories, Civil War Stories, African American Stories, Study Guides by title & genre, and Poetry for Students


High School Short Stories
Short Stories for High School: Stephen Crane, A Dark Brown Dog

Middle School Short Stories
Short Stories for Middle School: Ambrose Bierce, A Horseman in the Sky
Elementary School Short Stories
Short Stories for Elementary School: The Three Little Pigs
Preschool Short Stories
Short Stories for Pre-K: A Tiny Little Thing
English Learner Idioms
English Language Learners Idioms & Stories: Aesop's 'wolf in sheep's clothing' pictured

Short Story Resources


Study Guides
Study Guides: For High School and Middle School Students: Offering summaries, discussion questions, historical context, literary devices, useful links
Author Biographies
Author Biographies: Read About the Authors' Stories to Better Understand What It Means to Be a Good Writer, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman pictured
All About the Short Story
All About the Short Story: An introduction that helps students get acquainted with the short story form and find the answers to some commonly asked questions (pictured: The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen)
Teacher Resources
Teacher Resources: Short Stories by grade level, American History through Literature, Poetry for the Well-Read Student, Study Guides, and more to help you enjoy teaching the literature you love!


Do you or your class have a favorite short story in the public domain? Please send your suggestions to amlit.editor@gmail.com


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