A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment

A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment
A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment
A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment
A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment
A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment
A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway Assignment
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"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is a short story by American author Ernest Hemingway, first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1933; it was also included in his collection Winner Take Nothing (1933).


Late at night, a deaf old man is the sole patron in a cafe. Nearby, two waiters, one young, the other older, talk about him. When the old man orders another brandy, the young waiter purposefully overfills his glass. The waiters speculate about the old man's recent suicide attempt. The young waiter wants the patron to go home and complains that he never gets to bed before three o'clock, while the older waiter is more understanding of the old man's plight. Again, the old man asks for another brandy, but this time the young man tells him the cafe is closed. After he leaves, the waiters resume their discussion. The young waiter wants to hurry home to his wife; the older waiter is more thoughtful. He muses on youth and observes that he is now one "of those who like to stay late in the cafe," likening himself to the old man. He mentions the importance to some people of having "a clean, well-lighted place" in which they can spend time. After the young waiter leaves, the older waiter reflects on the emptiness of his own life and returns to his home and his insomnia. (Wikipedia)


This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered traditional. 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.



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1 Short story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
Answer Key


NOTE: I have decided to include the Word Documents that the PDFs are created from so that if you would like to customize the unit for your classroom you can. However, I have used formatting and custom fonts that are not standard with many versions of Microsoft office. This may mean that opening them with a different version of office or without the same fonts installed will throw the formatting off. If so it may take some work to adapt them in your class. I am including them as an extra and would ask that I am not rated on the usability of the Word Docs. Since they are not the finished product, but an extra.
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