Saki’s The Open Window is the perfect short story for any class. An excellent study of fear and horror by subtext and a peek into the era of Victorian social etiquette. If you are looking for a short story that is gripping, with a twist in its tale. Then this short story is for you.
This download contains 5 hours of activities including: numerous pre-reading activities, 5 pages of historical context for the Victorian era, comprehension question, an essay writing prompt and outline, a FREE preview of 6 task cards from my Fiction & Literature study task cards
, analysis of language and character.
Ideal for middle or high school students.
# Pre-reading activities 15 pgs
# During reading activities 13 pgs
# Post-reading activities 4 pgs
# Historical context 5 pgs
# 6 post-reading Creative Thinking Task Cards
# Answer keys 2pgs
# Teacher’s planner 3 pg
Please note the short story itself is not included – although it is widely available for free download
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♥ “I'm excited to use this with my 6th grade Honors English students.” February 12, 2017
♥ “Great background information” January 23, 2017
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♥ “Very well done. Great intro activity for all level classes.” January 11, 2017
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