"Night Surf" is a post-apocalyptic short story by Stephen King, published in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.
Loosely related to the author's highly regarded novel The Stand, the brief story follows one evening in a place called Anson Beach, New Hampshire, with a group of teens, survivors of a catastrophic virus called A6, or "Captain Trips", that has wiped out virtually the entire population. A reference is made to a previous virus called A2, which the teens had all survived, leading them to think they were immune to A6's lethal effect. The main character realizes A2 is no guarantee against A6, and starts to accept his eventual death.
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