The Mangler" is a short story by Stephen King, published in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.
A police detective investigating a sudden rash of grisly deaths caused by an industrial laundry press machine discovers that a series of unfortunate coincidences involving the machine have inadvertently replicated a demon-summoning ritual. The machine itself has become possessed by a demon.
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 Short story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
1 Answer Key