"A Pursuit Race" was first published in 1927 in Men Without Women, Ernest Hemingway's second collection of short stories. This is one of the stories in the collection that appeared in Susan F. Beegel's Hemingway's Neglected Short Fiction: New Perspectives (1989). Hemingway, perhaps foreseeing that the story was not as striking as others in the collection, or knowing that it would be overlooked, did not attempt to sell it to a journal and just slated it for the book itself.
William Campbell is in a pursuit race with a burlesque show. The burlesque show chases him from Pittsburgh to Kansas City. When the manager of the show, Mr. Turner, catches up with him in a Kansas City hotel, Campbell has already injected drugs. He shows Turner the marks on his arm, choosing to talk to him through the bed sheets. Turner urges him to go to a drug rehabilitation clinic, but Campbell refuses. Turner leaves. When he returns, Campbell is asleep and Turner does not wake him. (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.
The materials provided
1 Short story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
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.