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Short story idea contributions (key stages 3 and poss 4)

Discussion in 'English' started by hardbastard, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. hardbastard

    hardbastard New commenter

    I'm trying to compile a collection of short stories for mixed ability students to use in class; materials that might engage key stage 3 classes mainly. There's no specific theme or anything; just really good short stories that tend to engage young people and I might be able to do some really creative things with. My selections have so far included: The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl, The Juiper Tree (Pullman/Grimms), Dead Men's Path by Chinuaw A, The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe and there are more ! I think stories with twists and turns are great but there are just so many to choose!! Any ideas would be much appreciated...!!
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  2. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

  3. thecagedbird

    thecagedbird New commenter

    The Veldt, Ray Bradbury
  4. lgallagher16

    lgallagher16 New commenter

    The True Story of Ah Q, Lu Xun - seminal 20th century Chinese author
  5. CaptGrimesRetd

    CaptGrimesRetd Occasional commenter

  6. '365' anthology by James Robertson. Very short stories - 365 words each - and a variety of subject matter, structure and vocabulary. A good stimulus for students' own creative writing.
  7. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Neil Gaiman's "Click-clack the rattle bag" is available for free online, as is Issac Asizmov's "The Last Question". I'm also very fond of "The Nightwatchman's Occurence Book" by VS Naipaul (in his Flag on the Island collection) and "Desiree's baby" by Kate Chopin, though the context might be a little obscure for KS3.

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