Short StoriesLinks, study materials, and teaching materials about short stories in English
The materials below are intended to introduce students to a wide variety of short stories and help them learn how to process style and meaning. For readers looking for a good anthology of short stories, I recommend The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. For younger readers, Read All About It! is a good choice. The Story and Its Writer, which has been through many editions over the years, was used in a college course I took and introduced me to a number of my favorite short stories.
“All Summer in a Day” (included in The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology)
“Thank You, Ma’am” (included in Read All About It!)