Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment

Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
Dr. Morton’s Folly by Richard Matheson Assessment
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“Steel and Other Stories” is a collection of stories written by Richard Matheson who is probably best known for his novels I am Legend and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Most were originally published in pulp magazines in the 1950s, though two are recent and have never been collected before. “ Over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, which includes two new stories that have never appeared in any previous Matheson collection. Also featured is a bizarre satirical fantasy, "The Splendid Source," that was turned into an episode of The Family Guy.(Amazon)

Dr. Morton’s Folly” — (2009, Vice Magazine)

A horror story about a dentist treating a man who refuses to let him extract his left canine tooth… which is abnormally long. (fantasyliterature.com)

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 worksheet

1 Creative Art Sheet

Answer Key

Link to the story: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nndnwd/dr-morton-s-folly-256-v16n12

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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