Here are 15 other short story recommendations from middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers. . Dickie is curious about the exam, but as usual, his parents dismiss his questions. . On his 12th birthday, Dickie Jordan learns he will have to take an intelligence exam required by the government. Her eyes invited friendships, but she never allowed them. This lesson offers some ideas for science fiction stories that teach your students. Main Session - Access and Diversity. Zelina walked in the middle of the train track. . In a twist ending, Dickie experiences the consequences of gaining too much knowledge. Award winning short stories. 23 avg rating — 1,686,825 ratings. Use this collection of animal short stories to get started on which books to include in your library or unit. . . Building on the DIAS Citizen Science project ‘Write your Future’, this pilot aims to explore whether a similar project is possible involving high schools. She and her sister used to lay in bed. This 4,800 word genre-bending story was written online, in a series of seventeen, two-hour live webcasts.