Thanks to everyone who chimed in with recommendations regarding my last post. I haven't actually chosen a story yet because I'm indecisive like that.
Plus, there are some factors at play that the non-teachers may not have considered: I teach in a public school which means that I cannot require students to buy their own books; I must provide them with copies of all materials to be read. If we don't already have the books in our tiny, under-resourced book room, then I need to provide photocopies (
scooting around paying strict attention to all applicable copyright laws), and the copier coughs, sputters, and then stops working if it is asked to make too many copies at once. So long stories and/or book length works are out of the running. Such are the realities of public school teaching in the big city.
That said, I am leaning towards "The Yellow Wallpaper."