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Trigger Warning: A collection of short stories from New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. Trigger Warning is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explores the realm of experience and emotion. Neil Gaiman is one of the most original and popular literary artists of our day. (Google Books)
“Diamonds and Pearls: A Fairy Tale”
A dark modern-day retelling of “Diamonds and Toad”. Originally from “Who Killed Amanda Palmer?”. Palmer is a cabaret-punk singer/songwriter and Gaiman’s wife, and the aforementioned booklet consists of a series of photos of Palmer with brief stories to go along. However, this is one of the stories that stands alone just fine without the photos. (Wikipedia)
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
Link to the text: https://books.google.com/books?id=t0t4CwAAQBAJ&pg=PT226&lpg=PT226&dq=Diamonds+and+Pearls+by+Neil+Gaiman+meaning&source=bl&ots=CLcAE1QjwV&sig=rhjOJvrq5BYraWKhMb8BGcQ4zaY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj7lYSYrsDdAhXsguAKHeZLCQU4ChDoATADegQIBxAB#v=onepage&q=Diamonds%20and%20Pearls%20by%20Neil%20Gaiman%20meaning&f=false
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.