Shorts is a collection of 16 never-before published short stories. Written to engage the interest of 13-to-16-year-olds, the stories deal with contemporary themes and characters. They can be used to encourage wide reading as well as to explore more deeply the short story form.
- An introduction to the short story form, including an exemplar
- Writer's note to introduce each story
- Activities after each story to enhance understanding and provide ideas for students' own writing
- 'Springboards' section with story starters, endings and visual stimuli
- Ideas for teachers