I really can’t understand why this book isn’t more widely taught, It is wonderful.
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The Thief of Always is a novel by Clive Barker that was published in 1992. The book is a fable written for children but intended to be read by adults as well.
Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied...
There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face — when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows — that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.
This is teaching materials for the book “The Thief of Always” which should be considered a classic. 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.
During a previous unit, I noticed a lot of answer “sharing” going on. So in order to curb that I created two version of each chapter worksheet. The vocabulary for each chapter is the same on both versions, and there are other shared questions between the other sections but each has different orders and questions.
Normally, I would include creative art sheets, but the book is beautifully illustrated. The way that I have ramped creative options for students during this unit has been to end with a “Book/Story Cover Art & Soundtrack Project Assessment” (there is a link to the project below)
The Materials Provided
52 Chapter Worksheet (two versions for each chapter)
1 Review Bingo Game
1 Test Review
1 Answer Keys
Book/Story Cover Art & Soundtrack Project Assessment