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Additional AP and APSI Links and Materials

Scatterbrained Soliloquies
Sample of the Scatterbrained Shakespeare speech
Metaphysical Poetry
Irony and Satire
Macbeth and Fate
Macbeth’s Fear of Fear
Macbeth and his Wife
The Lady Macbeth Effect
Shakespeare death chart
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
Poetry of Broadway songs
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Carefully Taught —
Poetry of Broadway Songs West Side Story  —
Poetry of Broadway Songs I dreamed a dream —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Children will Listen  —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Edgar Allen Poe —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs If He Walked Mame —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Impossible Dream —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Never Walk Alone —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs People —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Summertime —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs Sunrise Sunset —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs The Road You didnt Take —
The Poetry of Broadway Songs This is the moment —
The Power of Broadway Poetry Memories —
Compare Memories with Rhapsody on a Windy Night
Video Clips of Songs
You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught … South Pacific
America – West Side Story …
I Dreamed A Dream … Les Misérables
Children Will Listen … Into the Woods
Edgar Allen Poe – Snoopy, The Musical
If He Walked Into My Life – Mame
The Impossible Dream – Don Quixote
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel
People – Funny Girl
Summertime – Porgy and Bess
Sunrise, Sunset  – Fiddler on the Roof
The Road You Didn’t Take – Follies
This is the Moment – Jekyll and Hyde
Memories – Cats

Broadway Musical Lyrics
Hundreds of Song Lyrics
Traditional Folk and Old Song – Lyrics Collection
American Folk Songs
Additional Material
Banned Book Week
Teacher from the Black Lagoon
Transitional words  —
rhetorical/literary verbs organized  (Words to Give “Uses” a Break)
Athenians and Visigoths Neil Postman graduation speech
Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Online and In Person APSI 2021


Temporary Link 1 ….
Temporary Link 2 …..
Temporary Link 3 ….


Effective educational videos
The Danger of a SingleStory … (video link)
The Danger of a Single Story – transcript
Jacob Lawrence The Migration Series
The Warmth of Other Suns .. (video link … reading excerpts from book)
A teacher’s guide to visible thinking activities
50 greatest works of immigration Literature
5 Common Myths about Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain:  Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (student resources)
Ernest Morrell On Culturally Responsive Learning (video link)
Embrace Action Research
Effective Educational Videos — Brame 2015
Austin ISD Social and Emotional Learning Blog ***
Great summer reading idea/approach ****
100 Books about Nature ****
50 classic novels under 200 pages  ***
Maya Angelou – Four Ideas to Live By  *** Also Videos of her speaking – excellent to watch
Brief But Spectacular:  Danai Gurira
Brief But Spectacular:  PBS website
Banned Book Week (September 26-October 2, 2021)
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 377 challenges to library, school and university materials and service in 2019.  This is a complete list of book titles that were banned, challenged, or restricted during the year.
Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 (video)
Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2010-2019
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
Breathe (Video)
Additional Link to Breathe (Video)
Breathe Transcript ….
McQuillen Studios – Cultivate Social Imagination through the Arts  Art and lessons for teaching artistic thinking, visual literacy, and creativity across the curriculum/ interesting website  — sample lesson: Teach Writers Ekphrastic Poetry with The Starry Night
The Garden Of English – Conquering English One Skill AT A Time!
The Electric Typewriter – articles and essays by journalists and writers.
100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction …..
60 years of post-apocalyptic fiction…..
The Power of Music in Film – Video
Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism – Purdue Online Writing Lab
Literary Criticism for the Student’s Soul …  aplithelp

Articles to read ..

Neil Gaiman:  Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming
The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling
Process over product:  why does it matter?  …
In education, process as important as final product
Project-based Learning:  It’s the Process, Not the Product
20 Poems Every Man Over 30 Should Know By Heart   …
Borrowing a Literacy Strategy From Band Class  …
**Non-White Authors to Diversify Your AP Lit Curriculum  …
(link)  College Acceleration for All?  Mapping Racial Gaps in Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Participation …

AP Lit and More: Literature is a Verb An Introductory Lesson … we will do this lesson if we have time.  I hope on Day 2 or 3 or 4!
AP Lit and More:  Activity for above lesson ….we will do the activity after we look at the lesson.  I hope we can do it on Day 2 or 3 or 4!

AP Materials…  I would like you to examine these material throughout the 4 days.  Some of them I will specifically assign to be read on your own during the APSI.  We will then discuss them as a whole group or in breakout groups.
AP English Lit Conceptual Framework  …
AP English Literature and Composition Key Questions by Course Skill 
Ready for Rigor Chart  ***
Culture Tree  ***
Warm Demander Chart ***
Trust Generators ***
Two Mindsets ***
Literary Analysis Guideposts adapted from How to Read Literature Like a Professor
AP English Literature and Composition Skills — one page chart with A, B,C,D,E,F skills alined
Instructional Strategies …..
A “method” for analysis ….
AP Literature Exam Resources & Note-catcher – adapted from Susan Barber and Carlos Escobar
Optic Strategy for Visual Analysis.

Novel and Play Excerpts
Past Workshop on 11 Post-apocalyptic novels and one short storyfar too broad a concept for one workshop!  What was I thinking?  However, the excepts from one or more of the novels might work with your students.

Also check the Shakespeare section.  If you are not familiar with the Folger Shakespeare Library, check it out.  There’s more than just Shakespeare there.



Book Snaps …..
Culturally Relevant Literature – Secondary Latinos –…..
Poetry, Plays and Short Stories – American Indian (link)
Printable Short Stories – American Indiana (link)

 Poetry Links

Asian American Poetry ***  Poetry Foundation
Native American Poetry *** Poetry Foundation
U S Latinx Poetry **** Poetry Foundation
Lift Every Voice **** Black American Poetry
Black History Month (teach anytime!)  (poetry and essays)
Teach Living Poets ****
American Life in Poetry ****
Poetry International Archives *****
Words without Borders *****
100 Best Poetry Websites & Famous Poems Sites   ****
Poetry Everywhere ….
Yusef Komunyakaa ….

Past AP presentations that might prove helpful

Why read fiction and why re-read?

Two versions of Debussy’s “Clair de Lune
Piano Version   …
David Oistrakh on violin, Frida Bauer on piano, recorded in Paris, 1962

APSIs for June and July 2021

Quotes from Jacqueline Stallworth:  “I see discussions on what we are going to teach and NOT much discussion on WHO we are going to teach.  Consider:  1.  Do the texts that are used reflect the diversity of our country and our school population?  2.  Do the students have any choice in the text that is selected for use in the class?  3.  Are you situating text into “Real Life?”

NOTE:  I will attempt to keep our synchronous work which may include small group and whole group discussions or work to 60-90 minutes and then either have a break and/or allow you to work asynchronously.
DAY ONE (proposed)

“Teach the children, so it won’t be necessary to teach the adults.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

Introduction and Discussion of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the CED

1. The Last Battle *** Read with partner(s), answer questions, and discuss
Padlet for response ……
2. Life experience scavenger hunt (throughout the APSI)
2. Archibald MacLeish and Billy Collins
3. The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling Read and discuss–whole group
4. All Roads Lead Where  (.pptx)… adapted from Andrew Shipe (partner and whole group discussion)
4. A. Equity and Access …  College Board additional links Diversity in the Classroom….Hegemony Is a House – Asao B. Inoue
5. The Danger of a Single Story …. 18:33 watch on your own and be prepared to discuss (There is a link to the transcript at the top of this page under the Links)
5. A. Brief But Spectacular:  Danai Gurira (2:55 watch on your own and be prepared to discuss)
5. B. Culture Tree…..
6. Culturally Responsive Teaching in the AP® Classroom … small group and whole discussion
Make it stick (video) in preparation for examining the CED
Make it stick (pdf)
Make it stick (video)

7.  Three Levels of Reading Activity….work in partners, whole group discussion
7. A. AP English Lit Conceptual Framework ….
7. B. Key Questions by Course Skill ….. Important
8. Introduction to the CED to page 23 ….Examination, Discussion, Questions?
9. Close up example of personification from CED ….
10. Unit Guides CED…..We will be working with these during the 4 days.
Responding to the CED …..
11. Instructional Strategies ….
12. AP Literature CED Domain Specific and Academic Terms (update)
13. CED Exam Information ….
14, Of the 36 to 42 literary works on the list
15.  College Board in January 2021 published a Pacing Guide for the “flipped classroom.”  While this may not work for you in the coming year, it does give you an idea of how to arrange your own pacing guide.
AP Intro Activity

Additional Materials
The AP Lever for Boosting Access, Success, and Equity  *** Reading assignment
Please check this list.  How many of these books have you taught?
Library Bill of Rights ….. interesting
Four Ideas to Live By – Maya Angelou  – Your good thoughts for the end of day 1!
AP Daily Video Notes Unit 1  … Just extra information for you.

DAY TWO (proposed)

Teaching the Short Story
The sun goes down on summer ….
Reflective learning  …..
55 word Short Stories …..
Official Fifty Five Word Story Rules  …..Activity — Writing your own 55 word short story
Micro Fiction ….
Little Red Riding Hood – Grimms version
Little Red Riding Hood .pdf instead of .ppt
A Vendetta – Maupassant, Guy de
Close Reading Strategies for Short Fiction_A Vendetta Lesson Plan
Notice and Note ….
I Notice/I Wonder ….
I Notice/I Wonder (Forget the question)
There Will Come Soft Rains – Bradbury (This is used early in the school year to start students asking questions as they read)
Note:  Link to Extensive list of Short Stories on this website.  I continue to add to this.  Suggestions?  Take the time to examine other strategies for working with short stories, and look for stories that would work for Diversity and Inclusion in your classroom.
Go beyond a model; reveal a Think Aloud   …..
What?  How?  Why?  Mirror, Window, Door  …..
Examining Student Samples using the new rubric.
Revising Released Student Samples … This PowerPoint may not download
Revising Released Student Samples .pdf
CED Instructional Approaches….
Key Questions….
Line of Reasoning….
Course Audit Link College Board
AP® English Literature and Composition Syllabus Development Guide….
Writing Poetry with Metaphor Dice
Student Samples Question 2 – Prose
Levels of Reading – Activity
Scrabble Games….

Examining AP Classroom … You are welcome to sign into your own if you wish.  I will be using my AP Classroom to demonstrate the wealth of material that is available for you.

DAY THREE (proposed)

I am offering this poem ….
Let’s start with Carol Jago’s “Goldilocks Assignment
Scroll back up this page to “Poetry Links”  visit ones that might help you with Diversity and Inclusion.  Locate a poem that’s “too hard,” one that is “too easy,” and one that is “just right.”  Briefly explain why you find a particular poem “just right.”  You may want to work in groups to complete this a bit more quickly.
Illustrating the _Complex_ through Evidences MIST ….
More Dangerous Air using MIST  ….

Poetry and Resistance
Carl Sandburg and Langston Hughes  ….
CollegeBoard Poetry – ….. Additional Carol Jago Poetry Ideas ….
AP® English Literature and Composition Syllabus Development Guide
CED Instructional Approaches
Scatterbrained Soliloquies ….
Let’s try an online Scatterbrained Soliloquy …..
Fooling with Words ……A PBS Documentary special with young people in mind (notice the audience)
Let’s Write An Ode …..An ode is a lyrical poem that expresses praise, glorification, or tribute. It examines its subject from both an emotional and an intellectual perspective. Classic odes date back to ancient Greece, and they contain three sections: a strophe, an antistrophe, and an epode—effectively a beginning, middle, and end.   Most odes in contemporary poetry are irregular odes that take liberties with the form.
Formal Ode example
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Modern and irregular
Ode To My Socks ….
Ode To The Onion …..
Multiple choice 2020 updates (question stems)
Multiple Choice Framework Alignment….
AP Classroom (online)
Instructional Planning Report (College Board ppt)
Question 3 Scoring
AP Lit Sophistication Point…..
Hamlet-Mandala-assignment – Activity
Will show additional Mandalas from 6th graders and 12 graders
Hamlet mandala essay example

DAY FOUR (proposed)
Novels and Plays
Open with teachers sharing a lesson that they found successful with their classes.  You are welcome to share on Google classroom or send it to me (I will have you my gmail address for the classroom) and I will share it for you while you explain.  Make sure you name is on the lesson and the instructions are clear.  Try to keep you sharing as short as you can.
Novel excerpts listed above – small group and whole group discussion — What Novels/Plays will reflect Diversity & Inclusion and Equity & Access in your classroom?
Carol Jago – Four Boxes – in person APSI will use chart paper and construct these.
Examples for the online APSI
Example 1 Four Boxes….
Example 2 Four Boxes.
What??  Tone is important? …..
Syllabus Development Guide …..
Foundations of Literary Argument Lesson  ….. warrant is the relevance of a claim
The Macbeth activities are located in the Shakespeare section.
Fooling with words…..Bill Moyers
Irony and Satire.….
The Gazers Spirit – Visual Art and Poetry
“In Sunlight or in Shadow/Stories Inspired by the Painting of Edward Hopper”  (see Online APSI 2020)
(Meta)physical poetry…..





Diversity in the Classroom

Learning for Justice
Black Lives Matter at School —
What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently –Article in the Atlantic
Non-White Authors to Diversify Your AP Lit Curriculum — AP Lit & More Blog
Don’t Just Read About Racism—Read Stories About Black People Living – Cosmopolitan Article
Asao B. Inoue’s Infrequent Words —
How teachers can help these highly diverse students make sense of the modern world
Appreciating and Valuing Diversity —



Poetry Unbound
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
NPR Hidden Brain
Switched on Pop
BBC In Our Time  —
The Villain Was Right – may need to be careful of the language used
Pantsuit Politics
Brene Brown
Folger Shakespeare Library
This American Life
Classical Stuff You Should Know
The Anthropocene Reviewed
Radio Lab
NPR Rough Translation
Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell
The Bookstore
Between The Covers
The New Yorker Fiction
Lore — Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction
Professional Book Nerds
Literary Disco
Lit Up
AAWW Radio — Asian American Writers and Literature
Book Fight
fiction/nonfiction  —


Online APSI 2020









Line of Reasoning
Reason vs Reasoning Graphic Organizer —
Paragraph Setup  —
3-Paragraph Setup —
5-Paragraph Setup  —
Cause_Effects —
Causes_Multiple_Effects —
Multiple_Causes_Effects —
Not allowed to post 2019 Student Samples re-scored.
There will come soft rains  —
The Tell-Tale Heart (with activities) – Poe, Edgar Allan  —
Long Walk to Forever – Vonnegut, Kurt  —
2020-21 AP Course Audit Requirement Slide  —
Course Audit Link  —
Multiple Choice
2019 Released Practice Multiple Choice Test with 2020 updates  These are the question stems only
Multiple Choice Framework Alignment —
Link to Metaphor Dice
Carl Sandburg and Langston Hughes —
Not allowed to post 2019 Student Samples re-scored.
Newspaper Poetry —
James King Foshee —
Jerrys start on poem —
Jerry Newspaper Poem Final —
Volunteers  —
Judys Newspaper poem —
Not allowed to post Instructional Planning Report Slides
Scrabble —

Day 3

CED Instructional Approaches

Irony and Satire  —
Macbeth and Fate  —
Macbeths Fear of Fear —
Macbeth and his Wife —
The Lady Macbeth Effect —
Shakespeare death chart —
William Shakespeare Star Wars —
Mandala Project
Hamlet-Mandala-assignment  —
Hamlet mandala essay example —
The Divided Brain – Video

Day 4

Carol Jago Four Boxes  —
Example 1 Four Boxes – Carol Jago —
Example 2 Four Boxes – Carol Jago —
Graham Cracker Poem —

Contemporary Poetry

What, tone is important —
Nighthawk Short Story —
Sunlight and Shadow —
Nighthawks —
EDWARD HOPPER Night Hawks oates
Interesting website.  Several useable lessons with painting and poetry

The Gazers Spirit Visual Art and Poetry

Additional Material

Macbeth Act IV Scene 1 witches chart marked-1  —
Online Teacher and Student Resources_by Subject —
Link to Free version of Canvas for teachers  —
Athenians and Visigoths Neil Postman graduation speech  —
AP-Multiple-Choice-Game-Directions —
Carol Jago Poetry Ideas —
CollegeBoard.July20.Poetry — Carol Jago Material
AP-Multiple-Choice-Game-Directions  —
Teach Living Poets  —
What How Why —
The Process is more important than the Product  —
The Music Room —
The Garden of English —
Q3 Book list 1971-Present  —
Lucy Excerpt for Question 2 in the CED
AP Lit Analysis —
AP Lit Analysis bookmark —
The Electric Typewriter
Creating More Inclusive Reading Experiences July 2020  —






Short Stories, Activities, Links


Some of these materials were created by other teachers.  If I have posted your material and you would rather have it removed, please contact me and I will remove it.  When you use another teacher’s material, please give them credit.  My students always know when I am using another teacher’s material because a name they don’t recognize appears on the handout.

Oh, by-the-way, I will attempt to keep the stories in alphabetical order, but I won’t guarantee that.  Keep searching, the story you want may be here.  All of these stories were gathered from the web.  If there is a copyright problem and you would like it removed, let me know.

Finally, if there is a story you think I should add, please feel free to contact me.  I will search for it; however, if it is not already somewhere on the web, I may choose to not add the story.  Again, I am being careful of copyright.

Note: Everything that was in the original Short Stories and Activities has been moved here.  Also, I have marked the stories that the collaborative AP Literature facebook page group marked as good for Setting, Structure, Narration, Characterization, and Figurative Language.  Let me know if you think other stories fit into one or more of these groups. 2/16/2020

I am adding notation from the Perrine Book that shows Plot and Structure; Characterization; Theme; Point of View; Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy; Humor and Irony.  Just another way to teach the stories.

Need to make a .pdf of a web page?  Try this PrintFriendly.   Works well!

Last update:  6/11/2020

Short Story links – Suggestions for Diversity and Inclusion
Asian-American short story collections
10 suggested Latin American Short Stories….
10 Great Latin American Writers You Didnt Read in Class………
17 Short Stories by Black authors…..(link)
The American Short Story:  A Selective Chronology
American Literature  Various choices

Links and Collections

The Bitter Southern
Classic Short Stories (includes word count)
Katherine Mansfield Society (contains her short stories, including “The Garden Party”
Ambrose Bierce Project (includes his Civil War Stores, Horror Stories, and Tall Tales
The Kafka Project (His short stories translated)
Mark Twain (short stories and books)
The Literature Network (Author List – gives short biography and searchable collection of works)
Forty Short Stories  …
Favorite Short Stories Collection (old favorites and new ones)
Story of the Week (Also an extensive list by title and author)
Ray Bradbury (Martian Chronicles – Study Guide)
Short Story Collection
Short Story Collection Two
Dystopian Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe (Complete Tales and Poems)
Charles Dickens ( Twenty-Two Short Stories)
Stories for Study – College English
Short-Story-One-pager (example any short story from Welcome To The Monkey House)
Reviewing Elements of Fiction (includes graphics)
Elements of Fiction (graphic organizer)
Suggestions for Analyzing Novels and Short Stories (University Writing Center TAM)
43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Stories and/or Activities
2BR02B – Vonnegut, Kurt
Teaching The Boarded Window – Ambrose Bierce
Story Pyramid – Cinderella Example
Short story countdown Acitivity
The Sniper – OFlaherty, Liam (with activity)
Analyzing Characters (graphic organizer)
Study Guide for short stories of Ernest Hemingway (8 pages)
How to Read A Short Story
Ideas for teaching the Short Story
Story Plot Terms
Dialectical Journal
103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading – Jim Burke  

Short Stories
Tales of Mystery and ImaginationExcellent resource for a wide variety of authors (wide selection of Ray Bradbury and many others)
30 of the Best Short Stories You Can Read for Free

A & P – Updike, John – Narration
A Clean Well-Lighted Place – Hemingway, Ernest – Setting
A Family Supper – Ishiguro, Kazuo – Characterization
A Good Man Is Hard To Find – O’Connor, Flannery
A Good Man Is Hard To Find and other stories – O’Connor, Flannery – Characterization
A Haunted House – Wolf, Virginia – Structure
A Jury of Her Peers – Glaspell, Susan
A Lifestyle – Sorrentino, Fernando
A painful case – Joyce, James
A Pair of Silk Stockings – Chopin, Kate
A Rose for Emily – Faulkner, William – Setting, Structure, Narration. Characterization
A Small Good Thing – Carver, Raymond
A Summer Tragedy – Bontemps, Arna
A Telephone Call – Dorothy Parker
A Temporary Matter – Lihiri, Jhumpa
A Vendetta – Guy de Maupassant ….
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings – Marques, Gabriel Garcia 2 – Setting – Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings – Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – Setting – Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
A Worn Path – Welty, Eudora – Theme
Adam – Vonnegut. Kurt -Characterization
Adams – Saunders, George – Structure
African short stories – includes Amnesty – Gordimer, Nadine
After I was thrown in the river…drowned – Eggers, David – Narration
All the Kings Horses – Vonnegut, Kurt
All-Summer in a Day – Bradbury, Ray
American History – Cofer, Judith Ortiz   Setting
An Imaginative Woman – Hardy, Thomas
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge – Bierce, Ambrose – Structure
And of Clay We Are Created – Allende, Isabel
Araby – Joyce, James – Figurative Language
Astronomers Wife – Boyle, Kay
BABYLON REVISITED – Fitzgerald, F Scott – Theme
Barn Burning – Faulkner – William
Bartleby, The Scrivener – Melville, Herman – Setting
Bears Discover Fire – Bisson, Terry
Big Two-Hearted River – Hemingway, Ernest – Characterization
Bigfoot Stole My Wife – Carlson, Ron – Narration
Bloodchild – Butler, Octavia
Blue Tigers – Borges, Jorge Luis
Boys – Moody, Rick
Bread – Atwood,Margaret
Boys and Girls – Munro, Alice
Brokeback Mountain – Proulx, Annie
Brothers are the Same – Markham, Beryl
Bullet in the brain – Wolff, Tobias – Structure, Characterization
By the Waters of Babylon – Vincent Benet, Stephen
Cathedral – Carver, Raymond – Characterization
Charles – Jackson, Shirley
Cherry Coke and Mint Pulao – Andra, Anurag
Click Clack The Rattle Bag – Gaiman, Neil
Clothes – Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Collected Stories includes Born of Man and Woman – Matheson, Richard – Born of Man and Woman – Narration
Cream – Murakami, Haruki
Currents – Voskuil, Hannah – Structure
Death by Scrabble – Fish, Charlie
Deer in the Works – Vonnegut, Kurt
Defender of the Faith – Roth, Philip
Deportation at Breakfast – Fondation, Larry

Desirees Baby – Chopin, Kate
Dr. Heigeggars Experiment – Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere – Packer. ZZ
Dystopian Short Stories
Eating Van Gogh – Burk, Mark Simon
Eleven – Cisneros, Sandra – Figurative Language
Enders Game – Card, Orson Scott
EPICAC – Vonnegut, Kurt

Eveline – Joyce, James – Characterization
Everyday Use – Walker, Alice – Characterization – Characterization
Everything that rises must converge – O’Conner, Flannery
Examination Day – Slesar, Henry
Faith and Hope Go Shopping – Harris, Joanne
Farewell to the Master – Bates, Harry
Gift of the Magi – Henry, O.
Girl – Kincaid, Jamaica
Gogol – Lahin, Jhumpa – Characterization
Good Country People – O’Connor, Flannery
Greasy Lake – Boyle, T C – Setting
Guests of the Nation – O’Connor, Frank
Happy Endings – Atwood, Margaret
Harrison Bergeron – Vonnegut, Kurt
Here There Be Tygers – Bradbury, Ray
Hi Howya Doin – Oates, Joyce Carol – Structure
Hills Like White Elephants – Hemingway, Ernest – Narration, Characterization – Point of View
How I met my husband – Munro, Alice – Plot and Structure
How to Become a Writer – Moore, Lorrie
How to Tell a True War Story – OBrien. Tim
Hunters in the Snow – Wolff, Tobias

I Stand Here Ironing – Olsen, Tillie
Interpreter of maladies – Lahiri, Jhumpa – Plot and Structure
In A Grove – Akutagawa, Ryunosuke – Narration
In the Region of Ice – Oates, Joyce Carol
Incarnations of Burned Children – Wallace, David Foster
Jealous Husband Returns in the Form of Parrot – Butler, Robert Olen
Lamb to the Slaughter – Dahl, Roald
Life After High School – Oates, Joyce Carol
Life Without Go-Go Boots – Kingsolver, Barbara
Long Walk to Forever – Vonnegut, Kurt
Luck – Twain, Mark
Man From the South – Dahl, Roald
Martians Come in Clouds – Dick, Philip K
Mateo Falcone – Merimee. Prosper
Clean Linen – Young, Debbie
Let’s Say – Strayer, Julia
Short and Sweet Reading and Writing
Flash Fiction newyorktimes

The Garden Sky – Petraglia, Dave
The Story Victorious – Keret, Etgar
Five Short Stories – Lydia Davis
Three Stories – Amy Hempel
More MicroFiction/Flash Fiction might be added later

Miriam – Capote, Truman
Misery – Chekhov, Anton – Theme
Miss Brill – Mansfield, Katherine – Characterization – Characterization
My Kinsman Major Molineux – Hawthorne – Characterization

My Sad Face – Boll, Heinrich – Characterization
Neighbour Rosicky – Cather, Willa
Nightfall – Asimov, Isaac
Nine Stories – Perfect Day – Salinger JD – Perfect Day – Characterization
Old Chief Mshlanga – Lessing, Doris – Narration
On Seeing the 100 Perfect Girl – Murakami, Haruki – Structure
Once More to the Lake – White, e. b.
Once Upon a Time – Gordimer, Nadine – Structure, Narration – Theme
One Friday Morning – Hughes, Langston
One Holy Night – Cisneros, Sandra – Characterization
One of these Days – Marquez, Gabriel, Garcia
One morning in June – Gallant, Mavis
Ordeal By Cheque -Crue, Wuther
Orientation – Orozco, Daniel – Structure
Parsons Pleasure – Dahl, Roald
Paul’s Case – Cather, Willa – Narration, Characterization – Point of View
Popular Mechanics – Carver, Raymond
PUPPY – Saunders, George
Putting a Child to Bed – Hawkins, Tom
Rain Rain Go Away – Asimov, Isaac
Rappaccinis Daughter -Hawthorne – Figurative Language
Reader 1962 – Wolfe, Thomas
Recitatif – Morrison, Toni – Characterization
Redeployment – Klay, Phil
Repent, Harlequin! Said the Tick tock man – Ellison, Harlan
Report on the Barnhouse Effect – Vonnegut, Kurt
Reunion – Cheever, John
Roman Fever – Wharton, Edith – Structure
Roselily – Walker, Alice – Structure
Rules of the Game – Tan, Amy
Sarah Cole A Type of Love Story – Banks, Russell
Sealed Off – Chang, Eileen – Structure, Narration
Shaving – Norris, Leslie
Shining Houses – Munro, Alice
Shooting An Elephant – Orwell, George
Short Fiction Stems PDF Activity
Short Stories – Stevenson, Robert Louis
Short Story Jenga  Activity
Sky is Gray – Gaines, Ernest J
Soldiers Home – Hemingway, Ernest
Sonny’s Blues – Baldwin, James – Characterization – Characterization
Speaking of Courage – O’Brien – Structure
Speech Sounds – Butler, Octavia E
Spunk -The Harlem Renaissance Zora Neale Hurston’s First Story
Stories for Study in College English
Strong Horse Tea – Walker, Alice
Sweat – Hurston, Zora Neale
Symbols and Signs – Nabokov, Vladimir
Thank You Ma’am – Hughes, Langston
The 1000000 Bank-Note – Twain, Mark
The Ascent – Rash, Ron
The Balloon Hoax Edgar Allan Poe
The Bass the River and Sheila Mant – Wetherall, WD
The Bet – Chekhov, Anton
The Birthday Party – Brush, Katherine – Narration
The Blue Hotel – Crane, Stephen
The Boarded Window – Bierce, Ambrose
The Body Snatcher – Stevenson, Robert Louis
The Brass Teapot – Macy,Tim
The Call of Cthulhu – Lovecraft, HP
The Cask of Amontillado – Poe – Narration
The Catbird Seat – Thurber, James – Characterization
The Catcus – Henry, O.
The Chaser – Collier, John
The Chrysanthemums – Steinbeck, John
The Circular Ruins – Borges, Jorge Luis – Structure
The Complete Short Stories – Hemingway, Ernest
The Complete Stories – OConnor, Flannery
The Complete Tales and Poems – Poe, Edgar Allan
The Conversion of the Jews – Roth,  Philip
The Country of the Blind – Wells, H. G.
The Dead – Joyce, James
The Demon Lover – Bowen, Elizabeth – Structure
The Destructors – Graham Greene – Plot and Structure
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and other stories – Fitzgerald. F Scott
The Drunkard – O’Connor, Frank – Humor and Irony
The Eighty-Yard Run – Shaw, Irwin
The Elephant Vanishes – Murakami, Haruki
The End of Firpo in the World – Saunders, George
The End of the Party – Greene, Graham – Figurative Language
The Euphio Question – Vonnegut, Kurt
The evening and the morning and the night – Butler, Octavia – Setting
The Fall of the House of Usher – Poe  – Setting, Figurative Language
The Falling Girl – Buzzati, Dino
The First Confession – O’Conner, Frank
The Flowers – Walker, Alice
The Fly – Mansfield, Katherine
The Fog Horn – Bradbury, Ray
The Friday Everything Changed – Hart, Anne
The Fruit At The Bottom Of The Bowl – Bradbury, Ray
The Garden of Time – Ballard, J. G.
The Garden Party – Mansfield, Katherine – Characterization
The Gift of the Magi – Henry, O.
The Gilded Six-Bits – Hurston, Zora Neale
The Good Deed – Bauer, Marion Dane
The Grave – Porter, Katherine Ann – Figurative Language
The Guest – Camus, Albert – Humor and Irony
The Hand – Colette – Characterization
The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World – Marquez, Gabriel Garcia  …
The Horse Dealers Daughter – Lawrence. DH – Structure
The House of Asterion – Borges, Jorge Luis
The Hunger Artist – Kafka, Franz – Figurative Language
The Interlopers – Saki
The Japanese Quince – Galsworthy, John – Setting
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall – Porter, Katherine – Narration – Point of  View
The Killers – Hemingway, Ernest – Characterization
The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas – McKnight, Reginald
The Knife Thrower and Other Stories – Millhauser, Steven – The Knife Thrower – Narration
The Kugelmass Episode – Allen, Woody
The Lady with the Dog – Chekhov
The Landlady – Dahl, Roald
The Last Night of the World – Bradbury, Ray
The Law of Life – London, Jack – Characterization
The Lesson – Bambara, Toni – Narration
The Looking Glass – Chekhov, Anton
The Lottery – Jackson, Shirley – Narration – Point of View
The Magic Barrel – Malamud,  Bernard
The Magic Shop – Wells, H G
The man who was almost a man – Wright, Richard
The Man Who Would Be King – Kipling, Rudyard
The Mark on the Wall – Woolf, Virginia
The Masque of the Red Death – Poe – Figurative Language
The Metamorphosis – Kafka, Franz – Figurative Language
The Moment Before the Gun Went Off – Gordimer, Nadine – Structure, Characterization
The Most Dangerous Game – Connell, Richard
The Moths – Viramontes, Helena Maria
The Murderer – Bradbury, Ray
The Necklace – Maupssant, Guy de
The Night Face Up – Cortazar, Julio – Structure
The Nightingale and the Rose – Wilde, Oscar
The Nine Billion Names of God – Clarke, Arthur C.
The Old Demon – Buck, Pearl S
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas – LeGuinn, Ursula – Setting, Narration
The Open Window – Saki – Structure
The Painted Door – Ross, Sinclair
The Paper Menagerie – Liu, Ken – Narration, Characterization, Figurative Language
The Pedestrian – Bradbury. Ray
The Piano Player – Barthelme, Donald

The Piece of String – Maupassant, Guy de
The Quiet Man – Walsh, Maurice
The Ransom of Red Chief – Henry, O.
The Reunion – Cheever. John – Characterization
The Rocking-Horse Winner – Lawrence, DH – Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
The Rockpile – Baldwin, James
The School – Barthelme , Donald
The Second Bakery Attack – Murakami, Haruki – Characterization, Figurative Language
The Second Bakery Attack Short Story – Characterization, Figurative Language
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Thurber, James
The Shawl – Ozick, Cynthia
The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber – Hemingway, Ernest
The Signal Man – Dickens, Charles
The Sniper – OFlaherty, Liam – Structure
The Sons Veto – Hardy, Thomas
The Sound of Thunder – Bradbury, Ray – Setting, Figurative Language
The South – Borges, Jorge Luis
The Star – Clark, Arthur C
The Stone Boy – Berriault, Gina
The Story About a Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God – Keret, Etgar
The Story of An Hour – Chopin, Kate – Characterization
The Summer People – Jackson, Shirley
The Sunrise on the Veld – Lessing, Doris
The Swimmer – Cheever, John – Structure, Characterization
The Tell-Tale Heart (with activities) – Poe, Edgar Allan
The Terrible Old Man – Lovecraft, HP – Characterization
The Things They Carried – Chapter 1 – O’Brien, Tim – Setting
The Third and Final Continent – Lahiri. Jhumpa
The Three Questions – Tolstoy, Leo
The Train from Rhodesia – Gordimer, Nadine – Structure
The Use of Force – Williams, William Carlos
The Veldt – Bradbury, Ray
The Wall – Sartre, Jean-Paul  – Setting, Characterization
The Wifes Story – Ursula, Leguin K
The Yellow Wallpaper – Gilman. Charlotte – Narration, Characterization – Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
Theft – Porter, Katherine Anne
There Will Come Soft Rains -Bradbury. Ray
They are made out of meat – Bisson, Terry  ….
This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona – Alexie, Sherman
Thomas Wolf Reader includes Child by Tiger – Wolf, Thomas
Three Girls – Oates, Joyce Carol
Through the Tunnel – Lessing, Doris
Time and Again – Pancake, Breece D’J

To Hell With Dying – Walker, Alice
Tom Edison’s Shaggy Dog – Vonnegut, Kurt
Trifles – Glaspell, Susan
Troll Bridge – Pratchett, Terry
TTTC Full Text – O’Brian
Twenty-six Men and a Girl – Gorky, Maxim
Two Kinds – Tan, Amy – Characterization
Two Words – Allende, Isabel
Unready to Wear – Vonnegut, Kurt
Usher-II – Bradbury, Ray
Victory Lap – Saunders, George
War – London, Jack
War – Pirandello, Luigi  
War Prayer – Twain
Welcome to the Monkey House – Vonnegut, Kurt
Welding With Children – Gautreaux, Tim – Narration
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Carver, Raymond
What You Pawn I Will Redeem – Alexie, Sherman
Where are you going, Where have you been – Oates, Joyce Carol – Structure, Characterization
White Angel – Cunningham, Michael
Who Am I This Time – Vonnegut, Kurt
Why I live at the P O – Welty, Eudora – Narration
Winter Dreams – Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Woman Hollering Creek – Cisneros, Sandra – Figurative Language
Young Goodman Brown – Hawthorne – Setting, Structure, Figurative Language – Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
Youth – Conrad, Joseph