Batman is fifty! To celebrate this anniversary, sixteen of today's greatest writers have joined together to bring an anthology of all-new Batman stories. Timed to coincide with Warner Brother's new Batman movie (1989).
A serial killer in the vein of Jack the Ripper in stalking the bag ladies of Gotham. The Gotham PD is powerless to stop him, only Batman can help. But is there something more powerful and sinister to the Subway Jack murders? Can Batman stop the “God of the Razor”?
This story is a great little story that combines many mythoi into one story. It is part comic, part Lovecraft, and all Joe R. Lansdale. Since the anthology that the story appears in is long out of print and get hard to find even used, I am including a copy of the story with the assignment.
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 Copy of the story
1 Short story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
1 Answer Key