Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment

Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
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Vampire Sestina by Neil Gaiman Assignment
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the United States in 1998, and in the United Kingdom in 1999.

"Vampire Sestina"
a poem with six stanzas of six lines and a final triplet, all stanzas having the same six words at the line-ends in six different sequences that follow a fixed pattern, and with all six words appearing in the closing three-line envoi. This one is about a vampire waiting for his lover who he has turned to rise.


This is teaching materials for a poem 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 Poem worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
Answer Key


Link to the Poem:
http://members.tripod.com/~bardic_circle/sestina.htm


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.
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