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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Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King Unit/Novel Study Assessments

Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King Unit/Novel Study Assessments

Nightmares & Dreamscapes is a short story collection by Stephen King published in 1993. (Wikipedia) Works Included: "Dolan's Cadillac" "The End of the Whole Mess" "Suffer the Little Children" "The Night Flier" "Popsy" "It Grows on You" "Chattery Teeth" "Dedication" "The Moving Finger" "Sneakers" "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" "Home Delivery" "Rainy Season" "My Pretty Pony" "Sorry, Right Number" "The Ten O'Clock People" "Crouch End" "The House on Maple Street" "The Fifth Quarter" "The Doctor's Case" "Umney's Last Case" "Head Down" "Brooklyn August" "The Beggar and the Diamond" 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 almost a 50% discount. The materials provided 24 Short story worksheets 24 Short story Creative Art Sheet Answer Keys
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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 by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignment

What the Dog Saw 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. What the Dog Saw: Cesar Millan and the Movements of Mastery Cesar Millan is a short man in his mid-thirties, who crawled across the border from Mexico in his teens. He rarely gets excited. As a boy, he learned about dogs from living on his grandfather’s farm in Sinaloa. He was called el Perrero, “the dog boy”, studying dogs until he could put himself inside their minds. He now runs the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles. This is teaching materials for a New Yorker article. The vocabulary, questions and research for this article are mostly related to Cesar Millan and the training of dogs. 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Summer Thunder by Stephen King Assignment

Summer Thunder by Stephen King Assignment

“Summer Thunder” is a short story by Stephen King first published in his 2015 story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. The world is in a nuclear war, and most of the population has been wiped out. The main character in the story is Peter Robinson, a man in his late forties, whose wife and daughter was in Boston when everyone was suddenly killed. Robinson also finds a stray dog, whom he names Gandalf, and his bonding with the dog helps him cope with the death of his family. Bit by bit, it's revealed that Robinson has but one neighbor left, an old man called Timlin, who lives in a luxurious cottage called Veronica and who Robinson befriends over the course of time. The story narrates Robinson's emotions and musings, and the advice given to him by Timlin. Timlin has much more knowledge about the radiation crisis than Robinson and tells him how those who did survive will slowly die of radiation poisoning. He is proven right when Gandalf's health rapidly deteriorates. Robinson later finds Timlin with a gun on his table. Timlin says he is dying because of all the radiation, but he doesn't want his death to come slowly and painfully, and hence has decided to shoot himself with the gun. He also gives Robinson a hypodermic needle and advises him to put Gandalf out of his misery and not let him suffer. Timlin later kills himself and Robinson, taking the advice of Timlin, injects Gandalf with the needle. Robinson himself starts showing symptoms of dying the very next day, and he too decides to die, but in a much more spectacular fashion. He takes his favorite motorcycle, a Fat Bob (whose sound is described as being like summer thunder) and speeds toward a road sign. (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 form 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 Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Worksheets, Art Projects, & Assessment Unit

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Worksheets, Art Projects, & Assessment Unit

The Graveyard Book is a children's fantasy novel by the English author Neil Gaiman, simultaneously published in Britain and America during 2008. The Graveyard Book traces the story of the boy Nobody "Bod" Owens who is adopted and raised by the supernatural occupants of a graveyard after his family is brutally murdered. Gaiman won both the British Carnegie Medal and the American Newbery Medal recognizing the year's best children's books, the first time both named the same work. The Graveyard Book also won the annual Hugo Award for Best Novel from the World Science Fiction Convention and Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book selected by Locus magazine subscribers. (Wikipedia) This is teaching materials for the book “The Graveyard Book” which many would consider a classic. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition through context clues, 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. For this unit, students create a variety of wanted posters and advertisements. The materials provided 1 Pre-reading worksheet 17 Chapter worksheet (each covers about 30-45 minutes of reading) 5 Creative Art Sheet 1 Test Review 1 Test Review Bingo Game 1 Test
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Open Secrets by Malcolm Gladwell Informational Reading Assignment

Open Secrets 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. Open Secrets: Enron, Intelligence, and the Perils of Too Much Information Does the name Jeffrey Skilling sound familiar? Remember the Enron scandal? Skilling had been convicted by a jury of fraud and was ordered to turn everything he owned over to a fund to compensate former shareholders of Enron, the company he had built up into an energy-trading monster. He then appeared in the courtroom for sentencing for his criminal case. He offered remorse, but as witness after witness testified to how he had wiped out their retirement accounts due to Enron’s bankruptcy, it became clear to the judge that he didn’t deserve any mercy. Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in prison. The judge denied a request by his lawyer for him to serve his time in a lower facility. If you sat through Skilling’s trial, you’d think that the Enron scandal was a puzzle. Gregory Treverton, a national security expert once famously made a distinction between puzzles and mysteries.(Quicklet) 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 form 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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Mister Yummy by Stephen King Assignment

Mister Yummy by Stephen King Assignment

“Mister Yummy” is a short story by Stephen King first published in his 2015 story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Mister Yummy details the last days in the life of Ollie Franklin, in particular, his relationship with another elderly gentleman at the Lakeview Assisted Living Center named Dave Calhoun. Ollie, who is gay, recalls his experiences growing up as a gay man in America, losing friends to the AIDS epidemic in the 80's, as well as his one-time encounter at a dance club in New York with a young guy who he and his clique of friends called "Mister Yummy". Although he never saw him again in person, he has recently been seeing him again as a sort of avatar heralding his impending death, getting closer every time, and reasons that all people see different avatars when getting close to death's door. Dave at first does not believe him, considering him just senile and losing his hold on reality, until he actually does die, only days after he first described seeing Mister Yummy. At the end of the story, Dave begins seeing his own avatar of death, a young, pretty, redheaded woman he saw after World War II getting out of her boyfriend's pickup truck. (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 form 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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Cookie Jar by Stephen King Assignment

Cookie Jar by Stephen King Assignment

“Cookie Jar” is a short story by Stephen King first published in his 2015 story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Barrett (Rhett) Alderson’s thirteen-year-old great-grandson, Dale, has come to visit him at the Good Life Retirement Home where Rhett lives to interview him for a school project. Instead of telling Dale what life was like when Rhett was thirteen—the topic for the interview—Rhett tells him about his mother who had committed suicide after suffering from mental illness for many years when he was eleven and her cookie jar which he inherited. After her death, Rhett and his brother Jack discover it is no ordinary cookie jar. (StephenKing.com) 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 form 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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