Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment

Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment
Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment
Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment
Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment
Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment
Afterlife by Stephen King Assignment
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“Afterlife " 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.

Dying of colon cancer in a hospital bed, William Andrews' wife leans down to him and sees a smile on his face, which she wrongly perceives as being for her. In fact, he is merely ecstatic at the sensation of leaving his body, and therefore all of his pain, behind. At the center of his vision, he sees a pinprick of white light which steadily expands.

He then finds himself standing in a regular office corridor. Ahead of him, he sees a door with "Isaac Harris" printed on it, and inside he finds Harris with a tall pile of folders, which are delivered to him by a pneumatic tube. Harris introduces himself as a spiritual caseworker sentenced to a purgatory, of indeterminate length, where he must convey the choice facing each recently deceased person. This choice is between two doors, which Andrews sees to his left and right.

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.

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1 Short story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
1 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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