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
NOTE: I have decided to include the Word Documents that the PDFs are created from so that if you would like to customize the unit for your classroom you can. However, I have used formatting and custom fonts that are not standard with many versions of Microsoft office. This may mean that opening them with a different version of office or without the same fonts installed will throw the formatting off. If so it may take some work to adapt them in your class. I am including them as an extra and would ask that I am not rated on the usability of the Word Docs. Since they are not the finished product, but an extra.
Book/Story Cover Art & Soundtrack Project Assessment