Zombies! Mad scientists! Mayhem! Enter the world of H. P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West—Reanimator” for a great introduction to psychological horror, an engaging read, and a profitable exercise in textual analysis that will bolster students’ reading and writing skills.
Presented in this package is a carefully edited text of Lovecraft’s “Herbert West—Reanimator,” annotated for vocabulary and lightly expurgated, a Quote Analysis chart, example quote analysis, objective 20-item comprehension quiz, essay topics with rubric, and lesson plan. This lesson provides students with experience navigating a complex (yet still accessible and high-interest) text, focusing on the skill of recognizing substantive textual evidence and the analysis of its significance. Not only is this skill important to the overall understanding of a text, but it is an essential element of text-based writing such as high-stakes writing assessments that most states now require.
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