Use this complete lesson to guide and assess students as they work with "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane. The set includes notes on Crane’s life, time period, writing movement, and style. There is a guided reading worksheet for each section of the story. These activities include graphic organizers and quote analysis for common core related tasks. Each page promotes interaction with the author’s vivid description of his physical and mental battle to survive the ordeal. The set also includes a work page on point of view, a group page for exploring contemporary connections to Naturalism, a prompt for writing on the theme, a glossary, and a test with answer key for assessment.