This short story was first published in the "Metropolitan," and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922.
Merlin Grainger, a 25 yr old young man, works at the Moonlight Quill bookshop. He is intrigued by a beautiful young woman whom he calls Caroline, and often thinks of and watches her. One day, the vivacious Caroline shows up at the bookstore and they throw books in every direction, laughing all the while. After Caroline leaves, Merlin cleans up and does not see her again for some time. Eventually, Merlin asks his co-worker, Olive Masters, out to wine for a date. A year later, Merlin proposes to Olive at a restaurant. Suddenly, Merlin spots Caroline across the room with a group of men. They are loud, laughing wildly, and Caroline attracts the attention of everyone in the room as she begins to dance on top of the table. Olive frantically pulls the fascinated Merlin away. Later, Olive and Merlin are married, and years pass. It is Easter Sunday, and Merlin spots Caroline step out of a car, with crowds of men surrounding her. As Olive looks up after fixing her son's button, she sees Caroline and her husband watching. Once again, Olive drags Merlin away. Time flies by, Merlin is now 55, and the owner of the same bookstore. A limousine pulls up and Caroline, who has aged as well, inquires about a certain book. At first he is entranced to be with her again, but then he realizes that the hold she had on him all these years wasn't what he thought it was. Caroline, who is actually Alicia Dare, was notorious throughout New York and in many newspapers. Merlin regrets that in his youth, he did not give in to his desires to break free from his self-imposed constraints. (Wikipedia)
This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered traditional (at least the author). 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
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.