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Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment

Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment
Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment
Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment
Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment
Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment
Gray Matter by Stephen King Assignment
Product Description
"Gray Matter" is a short story by Stephen King, published in King's 1978 collection Night Shift. A group of older men are hanging out in a local convenience store as a storm begins to brew outside. As they discuss the weather, a young boy comes and asks to speak to the store's owner, Henry. The old men recognize the boy as Timmy Grenadine, the local drunk's son. Henry recruits a couple of the old timers to go to Richie Grenadine's apartment with a delivery of beer. On the way, Henry tells the old timers the story Timmy told him. Back in November, Timmy's father got a six pack, like he usually does, and began drinking it. One of the cans tasted funny, but Richie drank it anyway because that is what a drunk does. Over the next couple of days, Richie began to act strangely. Richie acted as though he had the flu and shunned the light...

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
Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
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