Please suggest a short story for my student

Discussion in 'Fiction' started by Cherea, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    His english is intermediate level. Under five pages, preferred. Crank out your faves!
     
  2. rollingalong

    rollingalong Banned

    the monkeys paw.....best short story ever......don't remember exactly but I remember it being a short read
     
  3. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    What about some Ray Bradbury? He put together some collections.

    By intermediate, what grade level equivalent are we looking at?
     
  4. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. It is probably longer than 5 pages though.
     
  5. thatblindguy

    thatblindguy Member

    Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, and Isaac Asimov all are good short story writers.
     
  6. Harrison Bergeron's a good one.
     
  7. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    Thank you all, for your suggestions. I assigned him some Mark Twain the other day, but I'll come back to your suggestions later on as the case may be.
     
  8. Lynnbrown

    Lynnbrown Firecracker

    Anything by O. Henry. The writing is simple yet elegant (at least I think so :) ), and the inevitable surprise ending makes an O. Henry story such fun.

    I think this would be a wonderful job, and what a fun way to help someone learn English...through good short stories. :2thumbsup:

    Edit: just saw your reply when my post went through...can't believe I didn't think of Mark Twain first. Definitely Mark Twain 1st!
     
  9. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    I always love the Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. Great choice Lynn. :2thumbsup:
     
  10. dabla

    dabla Member

    kittens by dean koontz - 3 pages long
     
  11. MSRosetti

    MSRosetti Member


    I second that. O. Henry is largely forgotten today, and that's a great shame. Most students never ever heard the name. I guess it didn't help him that his stories were a little dated, but they're still a great read.
     
  12. vinster

    vinster penis wrinkle

    Raymond Carver may be a little too advanced for him, but he can never be introduced too early.
     
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  14. bobsmoot

    bobsmoot Member

    Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" is one of the greatest short stories I've ever read
     
  15. Deranged

    Deranged Senor Member

    Calvin n hobbs
     
  16. karenmartin

    karenmartin Banned

    I just read this book from near book shop i like so much you and your student also read and enjoy it while readding
     
  17. odonII

    odonII O

    It's over. It's from 2013. He didn't even bother to say which book he chose.
     

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