The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS

The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
The Feather Pillow, Horatio Quiroga, Literary Analysis + Informational Text CCSS
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Introduce your students to Horatio Quiroga, a master of suspense of who will forever change the way they look at their pillows and mattresses with his famous story of everyday horror, “The Feather Pillow.”

This 8-page PDF includes:

• Full text of “The Feather Pillow,” a wonderfully creepy public domain short story by Uruguayan writer Horatio Quiroga. (English translation)

• Handout of questions/discussion starters for students to answer solo or in small groups after reading the story. The questions will require them to dig back into the text and their own minds to find the answers.

• Full-text informational article about the real-life terror of sleep paralysis.

• Handout of questions/discussion starters for students to answer solo or in small groups after reading the non-fiction article.

• Detailed answer keys for both the short story and informational text assignments to make grading easy and help you guide the full-class discussion of the answers.

With discussion of answers, these materials will fill two 45-minute class sessions or one 90-minute block.

Looking to add more multicultural voices to your classroom? Need print-and-go materials for a last-minute sub day or two? Just want to give your students a good scare? This short story/informational text lesson, designed to work with grades 8 through 12, will give you all of that and more!

Please note: This short story is NOT included in my four-week short story bundle.

This item is, though, included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.

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Cover image credit: Pixabay, Public domain

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By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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8-page PDF
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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