This poignant science fiction short story by Daniel Keyes will get your students thinking about how far medicine and science should go in their quest to make people more intelligent. The story is longer than many and so, depending on what you read in class or assign out of class, it can take several days to complete this
lesson. You can do as many or as few of the worksheets and activities as you want. Some can be assigned as homework. You or a sub will have everything you need at your fingertips to teach this absorbing story.
The lesson contains:
• Pre-reading vocabulary worksheet
• Pre-reading vocabulary quiz with KEY
• A short paragraph of background information and a journal topic
• An engaging activity using a Rorschach inkblot test
• Close reading questions with KEY
• Thought questions over the story
• A worksheet to determine a theme of the story and instructions to analyze in detail its development over the course of the story with partial KEY
• Higher order thinking questions concerning synthesizing and evaluating from Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Instructions for writing a comparison/contrast essay.
• An Objective Quiz over the story with KEY