This worksheet is intended to help students read and interpret a work of scholarly, peer-reviewed analysis of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The two-page worksheet requires students to formulate short answer responses based on the scholarly article as well as demonstrate a detailed summary paragraph of the article.
The article is included here with the worksheet (with express permission from the author). This is a fantastic way to introduce high school students to the arduous task of reading and interpreting scholarly work. Generally, I give a few assignments like this throughout the year, and towards the end of the year, I ween them off the guided worksheets and require more independent analysis.
Please Note: Depending on when I assign this article, I sometimes redact certain paragraphs that may contain "spoilers" regarding the conclusion of the novel.