Short Stories – Inclusive Ideas and Recommendations


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Ready to make your Short Stories unit more inclusive? Here are texts and ideas you can use! Increase the representation in your unit with these short stories, songs, and TV episodes. You get summaries, discussion prompts, and alignment to Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards.
Ready to change things up? In addition to selections from popular literature textbooks, this list includes stories available online, recommendations from YA short stories anthologies, and more. I’m not saying that you need to replace every text — I want to continue a dialogue on how to make our curricula more inclusive.
This curated list represents 20+ hours of research. You can use any of these text suggestions as you plan your unit.
What You Get:
1. 25+ inclusive text suggestions organized by teaching topic:
Pacing & Suspense
Mood & Tone
**This is a living document, meaning that I may update the Google Doc with more resources and ideas. Be sure to bookmark it. :)**
About Your Resource:
Your resource is a .pdf with a link to the Google Doc of text suggestions. It is meant to save you TIME researching so that you can get to the fun stuff. You can email me at if you have any questions.
If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!
-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA
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