Wow! What a story! I hope your students can find depth and meaning in the story using these worksheets.
I tried to incorporate as much in-depth, active and critical thinking skills as possible in the work. This is a dark story, but there is so much to get out of it. If you are using it as prereading for a novel unit, I hope there are connections to be made while reading. I’ve included a post-novel unit chart to draw those connections together, too!
Use as much or as little as you’d like – the worksheets can be used on an individual basis, or build on each other if you have some time.
Included are exercises on the following:
+Pre-Reading Chart and Letter Writing Option
+Critical Thinking Questions about Characters and Characterization
+Irony and Foreshadowing
+Symbolism and Horror
+Making Topics into Thematic Statements
+Short Essay Responses
+Post-Reading Connection Chart
This should be challenging and thought-provoking work for your students. I am sure there will be many classroom discussions, too!
Teacher in the Rye