My daughter is currently writing her short story for Challenge B and reading classics short stories to inspire her. She's always been my kid that has struggled with reading . The masters wrote these stories, so their short length doesn't exactly make them easy reads. I've rounded up those short stories read on YouTube to give her a little more independence in reading these on her own, and to keep us making progress!
The spring usually challenges me to keep going with homeschool. Typically it's due to the warmer temperatures, the budding trees, and the blooming tulips that call me outside. This year, as we're home bound due to COVID-19, it seems like there's something else going on. The news distracts me and making decisions all around me takes extra time than normal. Keeping up seems nearly impossible.
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Here are the videos!
The Teapot by Hans Christian Anderson
The Bet by Anton Chekhov
The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Little Girls Wiser Than Men by Leo Tolstoy
RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI by Rudyard Kipling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Mansion by Henry van Dyke
Araby by James Joyce
The Schoolboy's Story by Charles Dickens
The Red-Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
That Spot by Jack London
The Celestial Railroad by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A White Heron by Sarah One Jewett
The Man and the Snake by Ambrose Bierce
The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The Hammer of God by G.K.CHESTERTON
The Tell Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde
The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet
There are a couple that I could not find on YouTube:
- God Lives by Hans Christian Anderson
- The Bird on Its Journey by Beatrice Harraden
- A King in Disguise by Matteo Bandello
- The Startling Painting by Fyodor Dostoevsky
And here is one more that is one of my favorites that is a story worth knowing:
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Some of these stories are scary and disturbing, but middle school and high school kids LOVE them! I hope you enjoy!
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.