Dedication is a short story written by author Stephen King and revised for the 1993 short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes.
It tells the story of a black house maid working in a hotel and an eccentric alcoholic and prejudiced writer who is a frequent guest there. The maid is caught up in a black magic spell, in the hope that it will pass talent and ability along to her unborn son. The story is told, in part, in the past tense.
Note, read this one first because as the story says “Because some of it ain’t very nice”
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