The Little Sisters of Eluria by Stephen King Assignment

The Little Sisters of Eluria by Stephen King Assignment

"The Little Sisters of Eluria" is a Fantasy fiction novella written by Stephen King. It was originally published in 1998 in the anthology Legends. In 2002, it was included in King's collection Everything's Eventual. The tale features Roland of Gilead, whose quest for the Dark Tower is in its infancy; its events precede those of the body of the Dark Tower cycle, but occur after Roland's experiences in Mejis, as chronicled in The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass. At the time of telling he is accompanied by a horse and is already following Walter o'Dim, the Man in Black. He plans to eventually buy another horse, or perhaps a mule, which ties in with the events at the beginning of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. Roland and his horse arrive at a deserted village, Eluria, where they encounter a feral dog bearing a cross-shaped spot in its fur attempting to eat a dead body. Roland scares it off, and while looking over the corpse, finds a rectangular medallion. Roland takes it and is immediately attacked and rendered unconscious by a group of slow mutants. He later awakens in a hospital marquee run by a strange group of nuns. Calling themselves The Little Sisters, they use tiny bug-like creatures they call "doctors" to heal his severe injuries. Roland slowly discovers the Sisters are actually vampires, who bring stray survivors back to their "hospital" only to feed on them once they've recovered. This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1Short story worksheet 2 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Everything's Eventual by Stephen King Unit/Novel Study Assessments

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King Unit/Novel Study Assessments

Everything's Eventual is a collection of 14 short stories written by Stephen King and published in 2002. (Wikipedia) Works Included: "Autopsy Room Four" "The Man in the Black Suit" "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" "The Death of Jack Hamilton" "In the Deathroom" "The Little Sisters of Eluria" "Everything's Eventual" "L. T.'s Theory of Pets" "The Road Virus Heads North" "Lunch at the Gotham Café" "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" "1408" "Riding the Bullet" "Luckey Quarter" This is teaching materials for short stories that might be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the stories and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the stories. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. It should be noted that the each story’s assessment is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store individually. So if you think you only need an assessment for one, which is the cheaper route. However here they are collected at a 35% discount. The materials provided 14 Short story worksheets 14 Short story Creative Art Sheet Answer Keys
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Everything's Eventual by Stephen King Assignment

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King Assignment

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King Assignment “Everything's Eventual" is a novella written by Stephen King. It was originally published in the October/November 1997 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. In 2000, it was included in the game Stephen King's F13. In 2002, it was included in King's collection of the same name. The story is told in first person perspective by a 19-year-old high-school dropout, Richard "Dinky" Earnshaw. Dinky fatuously explains that he's got a good job now. He used to be a clerk at the "Supr Savr," where he worked with morons and was relentlessly bullied by an aggressive dimwit named Skipper. But now Skipper's dead and Dinky's got a new job, where the main perks are that he gets his own house and his own car and virtually anything he asks for, including CDs that have not been released yet. He also gets a small wad of cash each week, provided he doesn't look for the people who drop it through his mail slot, and that he remembers to destroy or throw away any money left over at the end of the week. He gets rid of his excess change by dropping it down the gutter by his house, and he puts his bills in the garbage disposal, each week. As it turns out, Dinky has a certain gift. He has the ability to mentally influence people by drawing complicated designs or pictures, in a way that he does not completely understand. Dinky is discovered by a man named Mr. Sharpton, who claims to work for Trans Corporation, an organization that searches across the world for people with such talents. Dinky is recruited to kill very specific targets by e-mailing them these designs that he creates on an Apple computer. He is, in return, given a life that seems ideal, complete with a house and other benefits. Mr. Sharpton tells Dinky that the people he is ordered to kill are wicked, horrible criminals, and that the world is better off without them.(Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Riding the Bullet by Stephen King Assignment

Riding the Bullet by Stephen King Assignment

“Riding the Bullet” is a novella by Stephen King. This work marks King's debut on the Internet. Simon & Schuster, with technology by SoftLock, first published Riding the Bullet in 2000 as the world's first mass-market e-book, available for download at $2.50. That year, the novella was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction and the International Horror Guild Award for Best Long Form. In 2002, the novella was included in King's collection Everything's Eventual. Alan Parker is a student at the University of Maine who is trying to find himself. He gets a call from a neighbor in his hometown, Lewiston, Maine, telling him that his mother has been taken to the hospital after having a stroke. Lacking a functioning car, Parker decides to hitchhike the 120 miles (200 km) south to visit his mother. His first ride is with an old man who continually tugs at his crotch in a car that stinks of urine. Eventually frightened and glad to escape the vehicle, Alan starts walking, thumbing his next ride. Coming upon a graveyard, he begins to explore it and notices a headstone for a stranger named George Staub (in German, Staub means dust), which reads: "Well Begun, Too Soon Done." Sure enough, the next car to pick him up is George Staub, complete with black stitches around his neck where his head had been sewn on after being severed and wearing a button saying, "I rode The Bullet at Thrill Village, Laconia." During the ride, George talks to Alan about the amusement park ride he was too scared to ride as a kid: The Bullet in Thrill Village, Laconia, New Hampshire. George tells Alan that before they reach the lights of town, Alan must choose who goes on the death ride with George: Alan or his mother. In a moment of fright, Alan saves himself and tells him: "Take her. Take my Mother."(Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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We Ate the Children Last by Yann Martel Assignment

We Ate the Children Last by Yann Martel Assignment

“We Ate the Children Last" is a short story (2 pages) by Yann Martel, it was published in the Guardian in 2004. The piece tells the tale of the procedure, a Full Organ Xenofgraft that allows pig organs to be transplanted into humans. People are livin’ large at first, enjoying the medical benefits of this breakthrough, until things start to go a little…south. All of a sudden, their appetites are running in seriously inhuman directions, and no one knows how to deal as the pop culture phenomenon leads to mounting mass chaos. This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key The story can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/jul/17/originalwriting.fiction4 The short film version of the film can be found here: https://vimeo.com/27633865
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Video Game Revolution Documentary Notes

Video Game Revolution Documentary Notes

From Fad to Phenomenon This is the story of how a whimsical invention of the 1960s helped spawn the computer industry as we know it. Video games have influenced the way children live and play, forever altered the entertainment industry, and even affected the way wars are fought. See how it all began and find out what it means for the future. (PBS) These are notes for a documentary that can be used to start a unit on argumentative or informative essays. They are fill-in the blank, in order, and ensure that students will be held accountable for new information by filling out these guided notes. After viewing, students will be asked to do some short writing explaining their view and ideas about games with three short answer questions. The documentary is available on youtube.
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Head Down by Stephen King Assignment

Head Down by Stephen King Assignment

Head Down by Stephen King Assignment "Head Down” is an essay written by author Stephen King for the 1993 short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes. The essay chronicles the 1989 season for his son Owen's Little League baseball team, Bangor West.[2] He takes the reader through the ups and downs of the season, giving details of every game, as well as practice sessions and time on the road while focusing on the reactions of the players and the coaches. This builds to the team winning a hard-fought victory in the final game of the tournament to become the Maine State Champions. The team then goes forward to the Eastern Regional Tournament, only to be beaten in the second round. However, the story ends on a high note as the team coach, Dave Mansfield, is honored as amateur coach of the year by the United States Baseball Federation. The team also featured eventual Major League pitcher Matt Kinney. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for an essay. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the essay and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Umney's Last Case by Stephen King Assignment

Umney's Last Case by Stephen King Assignment

"Umney's Last Case” is a short story written by author Stephen King for the 1993 short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes. The story begins as a Raymond Chandler pastiche, and follows a private investigator named Clyde Umney as he goes about what he thinks is just another morning in 1930s Los Angeles. He soon discovers that his life as he knows it is falling apart. All of his lifelong friends and associates are abruptly departing in one fashion or other, for reasons ranging from winning the lottery to terminal cancer, and many of them express disdain towards Umney in place of farewells. He is brooding alone in his office when he receives his final client: Landry, the crime-fiction author who created him. Having suffered the loss of his wife and child as well as a severe case of shingles, Landry took an overdose of medication and found himself in the world of his creation. He demonstrates that his will is law in this world, and explains to a helpless Umney that he intends to take Umney's place to live a life of eternal adventure and excitement. Umney is cast into oblivion—or so it seems. Instead, Umney finds himself in the year 1994, occupying the vacated body of his creator. Although he realizes his previous existence was a sham, he also despises the ugly, bland, and generally inadequate nature of the "real" world. He announces that he has begun to practice the craft of writing so that he might return to his fictional home in order to take back his world and his life, and end Landry's. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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What the Dog Saw Part One by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignments

What the Dog Saw Part One by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignments

What the Dog Saw Part One: Obsessives, Pioneers, and Other Varieties of Minor Genius by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignments. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures is the fourth book released by author Malcolm Gladwell, on October 20, 2009. The book is a compilation of the journalist's articles published in The New Yorker. Part One: Obsessives, Pioneers, and Other Varieties of Minor Genius is a series of 6 articles that each addresses a different question or issue. Gladwell answers all these questions and more! The New Yorker articles covered in this part of the book are: The Pitchman The Ketchup Conundrum Blowing Up True Colors John Rock’s Error What The Dog Saw Before the reading or the assessments, there are a pre-reading sheets that ask students for prior knowledge, opinions, and prediction on the subject, along with vocabulary acquisition (words that need to be introduced to better understand the information) and priming the reader in order to get them to think about the subjects. The post reading assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet for each article. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. The student will also need to use the internet to complete some simple research to answer. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessments are creative art sheets. Each creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the articles and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of details, person or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the article. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. While these articles are part of Gladwell’s book “What the Dog Saw” they were all previously publish and are available free for download on the author's website and from the New Yorker. The materials provided 6 Informational article 6 Post reading informational article worksheet 6 Pre-reading informational article worksheet 6 Creative Answer Keys
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John Rock’s Error by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignment

John Rock’s Error by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignment

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures is the fourth book released by author Malcolm Gladwell, on October 20, 2009. The book is a compilation of the journalist's articles published in The New Yorker. John Rock’s Error: What the Inventor of the Birth Control Pill Didn’t Know About Women’s Health John Rock had 5 children and 19 grandchildren. He was deeply religious, in love with his church, and one of the inventors of the birth-control pill. He became famous in 1960 once the FDA approved the Pill, appearing on CBS and NBC, and in many prominent magazines. He believed the Pill was a “natural” method of birth control since its ingredients duplicated substances that were already in a woman’s body. He saw significant theological significance to this and believed that it was similar to the church-sanctioned practice of the rhythm method. Only after he passed away, were we able to untangle his mixed-up dictates of religion and the principles of science. This is teaching materials for a New Yorker article. The vocabulary, questions, and research for this article are mostly related to the women’s health, cancer, and the invention of the birth control pill. Before the reading or the assessment, there is a pre-reading sheet that asks students for prior knowledge, opinions, and prediction on the subject, along with vocabulary acquisition (words that need to be introduced to better understand the information) and priming the reader in order to get them to think about the subject. The post reading assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The student will also need to use the internet to complete some simple research to answer The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the article and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of details, person or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the article. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. While these articles are part of Gladwell’s book “What the Dog Saw” they were all previously publish and are available free for download on the author's website and from the New Yorker, as this is the case I am including the article. The materials provided 1 Informational article 1 Post reading informational article worksheet 1 Pre-reading informational article worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Skeleton Crew by Stephen King Unit/Novel Study Assessments

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King Unit/Novel Study Assessments

Skeleton Crew is the second collection of short fiction by Stephen King, published by Putnam in June 1985. The collection features 22 works, which includes nineteen short stories, a novella ("The Mist"), and two poems ("Paranoid: A Chant" and "For Owen. The stories are collected from science-fiction and horror anthologies, genre magazine publications, and popular magazines. (Wikipedia) Works Included: "The Mist" "Here There Be Tygers" "The Monkey" "Cain Rose Up" "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" "The Jaunt" "The Wedding Gig" "Paranoid: A Chant" "The Raft" "Word Processor of the Gods" "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands" "Beachworld" "The Reaper's Image" "Nona" "For Owen" "Survivor Type" "Uncle Otto's Truck" "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)" "Big Wheels: A Tale of The Laundry Game (Milkman #2)" "Gramma" "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" "The Reach" This is teaching materials for short stories that might be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the stories and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the stories. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. It should be noted that the each story’s assessment is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store individually. So if you think you only need an assessment for one, that is the cheaper route. However here they are collected at an almost 60% discount. The materials provided 21 Short story worksheets 6 Novella story worksheets 6 Novella Creative Art Sheet 1 Novella test review 1 Novella assessment 1 Test Review Bingo (Cards & “Bingo Balls”) 21 Short story Creative Art Sheet Answer Keys
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The House On Maple Street by Stephen King Assignment

The House On Maple Street by Stephen King Assignment

“"The House On Maple Street” is a short story written by author Stephen King for the 1993 short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes. After a summer spent abroad, the four Bradbury children return to their home on Maple Street and discover that something is growing upwards through the house's walls from below, replacing wood and plaster with metal and machinery, counting down to some cataclysmic event. Although somewhat afraid of what this was, Trent, the eldest of the four, realizes they have an opportunity to rid both themselves and their beleaguered mother of the tyrannical Lewis "Lew" Evans, their hated and feared stepfather. As the countdown approaches its final minutes, they contrive to lock Lew in his study and leave him to his fate, escaping the house just in time to watch as it raises itself from its foundations and blasts away into the clouds. The story ends with the children waiting on the curb for their mother to return, shaken but glad to be free from Lew's oppressive rule. This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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The Reach by Stephen King Assignment

The Reach by Stephen King Assignment

"The Reach" is a short horror story by American author Stephen King. It was collected in King's 1985 collection called Skeleton Crew Stella Flanders, the oldest resident of Goat Island, has just celebrated her 95th birthday. She has never crossed the reach, the body of water that separates the Island from the mainland, in her entire life. She tells her great-grandchildren when they ask, "I never saw any reason to go." Stella comes to the realization that the cancer that she's known she has, and kept to herself, is in its final stages when she starts seeing the deceased residents of Goat Island. Her visions start with her dead husband inviting her to "come across to the mainland." As her impending death draws near, Stella encounters more apparitions of the dead of Goat Island, and she makes peace with the knowledge that it is her time to go. Dressed in her warmest clothes, plus her son's long johns and hat, Stella heads across the frozen reach toward the mainland. As she starts her trek, it starts to snow - the blowing wind, along with the snow, makes it difficult for her to find her way and she becomes afraid of being lost in the storm. Along her walk, she meets up with the woman who was her best friend, Annabelle, as well as several others. When the wind whips the hat off of her head, her dead husband, Bill, is there and gives her his hat. She is surrounded by her friends and family and they sing to her as she crosses over from this life. Stella Flanders is found, dead, sitting up right on a rock on the mainland. Her son, Alden, recognizes his father's hat. He comes to believe that the dead sing and that they love those still living. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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The Beggar and the Diamond by Stephen King Assignment

The Beggar and the Diamond by Stephen King Assignment

The Beggar and the Diamond is a re-telling of a Hindu parable written by Stephen King which was published as part of his 1993 short story collection, Nightmares & Dreamscapes. It begins with an author's note explaining that the origin of the story and that in the original Hindu version of the story, God is Shiva and the archangel is his wife, Parvati. It is not listed in the contents of Nightmares & Dreamscapes. It tells the tale of an old beggar named Ramu who has had a miserable life. One day Ramu is walking along thinking about his unhappy existence and feeling angry at God. God, at the request of an archangel who felt pity for the beggar, drops a massive diamond on his path in plain sight. The diamond is worth so much that it would feed him and all his descendents for several generations. On the ground, Ramu has decided after some pondering that he should not be angry about his life or blame God because he still has a few things to be grateful for, such as retaining his sight at such an old age. To illustrate to himself how much worse life could be if he were blind, he decides to close his eyes as he walks. Ironically, he does not see the diamond because of this and merrily walks past it, missing it by just inches. God takes back the diamond and puts an ironwood branch further up the path. Back in heaven, God says, "The only difference is that Ramu shall find the branch. It shall serve him as a walking stick until the last of his days." The archangel asks God, "Have you just taught me a lesson, God?" God answers, "I don't know. Have I?" (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered a traditional Indian folktale. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Tommy by Stephen King Assignment

Tommy by Stephen King Assignment

"Tommy" is a narrative poem by the American author Stephen King. It was collected in King's short fiction collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams in 2015. The poem is free verse and steeped in the slang and cultural references of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed all of King's teenage years. It describes the unique burial of the titular young man, a hippie who died of leukaemia, and the subsequent lives of his closest friends. The poem's themes, of the inevitable effects of age and mortality, make it something of a memento mori. The aforementioned introduction's suggestion, that Tommy is based on a real person, place it in the confessional genre of poetry. (Although, in the intro to Bazaar's following story, "The Little Green God of Agony", King states that he is not in the business of confessional fiction.) (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a poem that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the poem and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the poem. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Poetry worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Symbolism Book Project and Paper Outline

Symbolism Book Project and Paper Outline

Symbolism Book Project and Paper Outline The assessment for any book or novel asks students to create a Ukrainian Easter egg or Pysanka which is an egg covered in wax and dyed. The dye and wax make pictures or designs on the egg. Of course, the egg could just be drawn on also. But making a Pysanka is a great experience for students. Students are expected to make pictures and colors that symbolize different events, characters, and themes in the story. Along with their egg, they are required to write a short paper explaining how their choices represent the story. This project and paper will take between 3 to 6 days depending on how much time you plan to dye and write. At the end of the project, students will give a short presentation, presenting their eggs and the symbolism. I work exclusively with at-risk students, this means they are usually working well below grade level. I created this “outline” to help students who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the writing process, however, works well as a starter or first draft for any writer. The “outline” walks the student through the essay paragraph by paragraph and sentence by sentence. The outline explain what to write with a prompt and provides an example sentence Example: Why did you choose those colors and how do they represent the story/characters. Example: On the bottom of the egg, I used blue and green to represent Earth and the people on it. At the top of the egg, I colored it in orange/red that symbolizes the alien homeworld and the buggers. The space in between the two is black, representing not only space but the distance between the two species. ___________________________________________________________________ If completed properly, the student has a first draft that they can type up and start peer editing or a second draft. There are a grading rubric and formatting requirements that not only make the paper more formal but require many different settings be changed in order to familiarize the student with a word processor program. This also includes 3 formal lesson plans for the project they are written to 9th/10th common core but can be easily adapted for use in other grades.
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Brooklyn August by Stephen King Assignment

Brooklyn August by Stephen King Assignment

Brooklyn August is a poem by Stephen King that first appeared in 1971 in Io magazine and was later collected in King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes in 1993. It also pairs with another story in that collection, "Head Down." The poem is reflective in tone, a nostalgic look back at what many consider to be the glory days of baseball as America's national pastime, focusing on the heyday of the Los Angeles Dodgers in their days as the Brooklyn Dodgers under the management of Walter Alston. The poems title reflects the tone of the poem, as it describes the team's 1956 heyday at their Ebbets Field ground, now long since demolished. The poem mentions many of the players associated with the club, celebrating their accomplishments and ends on a wistful note, that the writer can still see it if he closes his eyes, again bringing in the main theme of the poem, of a golden age past. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a poem that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the poem and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the poem. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Poetry worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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The Fifth Quarter by Stephen King Assignment

The Fifth Quarter by Stephen King Assignment

“The Fifth Quarter” is a short story written by author Stephen King for the 1993 short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes. The story follows Jerry Tarkanian, a criminal looking to avenge the death of his friend Barney, who died at the hands of his own accomplices after taking part in an armored car heist. Unknown to them, Barney managed to get to Tarkanian before he died and told him of the heist and of a map divided amongst his killers that reveal the location of the stolen money. At the start of the story, Tarkanian has tracked down two of the men, Keenan and Sarge, who are about to make a deal between themselves. He manages to hold them at gunpoint and forces them to give him their pieces of the map. However, things go wrong when a third man, Jagger, appears during the confrontation and attacks them both. In the firefight that follows, Sarge is killed but contributes to Jagger's downfall when his body obstructs Jagger's path; this gives Tarkanian the advantage necessary to kill Jagger. Despite not having Jagger's part of the map, Tarkanian knows enough to recover the money. The story ends as Tarkanian leaves the scene. Tarkanian knows that his debt to his friend has been paid and he himself now has a lot to be grateful for. This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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Luckey Quarter by Stephen King Assignment

Luckey Quarter by Stephen King Assignment

“Luckey Quarter " is a short story by Stephen King, it was collected in written form as a story in King's 2002 collection Everything's Eventual. Darlene Pullen, who is a struggling single mother with two children (a rebellious teenage daughter and a sickly young son) and a lousy job as a maid, is left a tip of a single quarter with a note saying that it is a "lucky quarter". She takes a quick gamble on it and finds that it brings her some small luck. Moving on to a real casino, she keeps trying her luck, and soon she's winning thousands of dollars. All seems to be going exceedingly well until she suddenly reappears back in the hotel room, left with nothing but her lucky quarter. All of her success was a fantasy. As her two children come to visit her at work, she lets her son have the quarter, and as he uses it in a gamble, it starts to pay off just as it did when Darlene was fantasizing. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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That Bus Is Another World by Stephen King Assignment

That Bus Is Another World by Stephen King Assignment

“That Bus Is Another World" is a short story by the American author Stephen King. It was collected in King's short fiction collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams in 2015. The main story follows a man named Wilson from Birmingham, Alabama who recently traveled by plane up to New York for an important business meeting with what is described as one of the top advertising firms of the Internet age, Market Forward. On arrival, he quickly runs into some bad luck when his luggage gets misplaced at the airport terminal, and he's also anxious about getting to the meeting on time, despite being three hours away. Afterwards he decides to take a taxi, driven by a lethargic looking Sikh man, to the meeting, as it is raining out. As the taxi is caught in traffic, a Peter Pan bus rolls up in the lane next to the taxi and Wilson is transfixed by the sight of a beautiful woman reading a magazine sitting next to an odd looking man dressed in a black raincoat rummaging through a black briefcase. The man takes a black scarf out and sniffs it before proceeding to cut the woman's throat, placing the scarf around her neck to catch the blood, then sticking his finger in her mouth, while smiling at Wilson through the rainy window, as if knowing they share a terrible secret. Wilson debates about whether or not he should call the police, but eventually reasons that perhaps it was just a gag, like a flash mob, or the other passengers on the bus had already attacked and subdued the man, allowing him the peace of mind to get out of the taxi and walk the rest of the way to his meeting in the rain. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French by Stephen King Assignment

That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French by Stephen King Assignment

“That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" is a short story by Stephen King, it was collected in written form as a story in King's 2002 collection Everything's Eventual. As the story progresses, the woman begins to remember skeletons from the closet, starting as financially strapped newlyweds who went on to greater things with her husband's eventual success in the computer industry. It is implied, though never explicitly revealed, that the man and woman have been killed in a mid-air plane collision, and are suffering eternal torment. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered untraditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels. The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates of a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation. The materials provided 1 Short story worksheet 1 Creative Art Sheet 1 Answer Key
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