One of the things I love to incorporate into my lesson planning process, is searching for Youtube clips that I can use to help reinforce the material I am teaching. The key to incorporating effective videos into your lessons is that they must be accurate, engaging, and relatively short to retain the attention span of teenagers.
When teaching short stories, I find that if I can include a few that have film versions, it really spices up my unit. Videos are memorable, but they also serve as another mode of storytelling to clarify understanding for visual learners.
Since I have spent countless hours searching Youtube for the best content (believe me, there are a LOT of laughable, amateur videos out there), I’d like to share my list of ten short stories that have film versions that you can easily access on Youtube.
The reason these ten made the list is because:
Don’t worry about spending one more minute searching the Youtube jungle for that one elusive, useable clip, I’ve got you!
Thank You, Ma’am
The Tell Tale Heart
The Monkey’s Paw
There Will Come Soft Rains
To Build a Fire
The Story of an Hour
Lamb to the Slaughter
Thanks for this! Unfortunately your Lamb video isn’t there anymore. Is it the Alfred Hitchcock version or the 1970s version with the blonde Mary? Or is there a better version out there that I’m missing out on?
Thank you for letting me know that the “Lamb to the Slaughter” link was no longer working. I had linked to a version from Montgomery Films but I can’t seem to find it anywhere on YouTube anymore. I’ve revised the post to link to the Hitchcock version now. It looks like the Hitchcock version and the 1970’s version are the best options.
Have a great day!