“Cain Rose Up " is a short story by Stephen King. It was collected in King's Skeleton Crew in 1985.
The story concerns depressed and homicidal college student Curt Garrish, who goes on a murderous sniper rampage from his dorm room at the end of the school year. Curt talks frequently about how people should either do the best they can with their life or die.
This story and assignment could be a good conversation starter on the issue of gun violence for current issues informational reading or writing.
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