This is a great story to use with students around Halloween! I use this lesson whenever my students are distracted by the seasonal festivities, but still need to practice literary analysis. The lesson utilizes the short story, "Gray Matter" by Stephen King - don't worry, I edited the bad words! :) Students must read, analyze the text, and complete a short project using something that they love: SNAPCHAT! I've also included task cards that push students to think critically about the text.
- Full text "The Gray" by Stephen King
- 24 Task cards: literary elements, critical thinking, theme support, symbolism, motifs, etc.
- Snapchat project to check for understanding
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