Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment

Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Foreign Parts by Neil Gaiman Assignment
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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the United States in 1998, and in the United Kingdom in 1999.

“Foreign Parts”
In Simon Powers, bank employee and introvert, develops an ailment of the genitals. Since he has not had a sexual partner for three years, he knows that he does not have a sexually transmitted disease. His doctor agrees with him and treats him for a non-specific infection. During the course of his treatment Simon becomes convinced that his sexual organs no longer belong to him. Later this sensation of alienation spreads to his whose whole lower body. By the time he is healed of his infection, he is a different person, outgoing, ready to travel, and in search of women. The particular interest of this story, apart from how it expresses a major preoccupation of Gaiman, is to determine if it is a tale of possession or of dispossession. (

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 Short Story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
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Link to the story:

Link the television episode based on the story:

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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