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15 Pages
Subject
ELA, Literature & Poetry, Reading & Literacy
Product
Digital
Grade
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Resource Type
Activities, Assessments, Worksheets

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Gothic fiction is a genre that maximizes many high school students' engagement with literature. "The Hound" by H.P. Lovecraft is a Gothic short story featuring grave robbery, ghostly voices, an object of supernatural significance, and a demonic creature - making it an especially creepy and suitable choice for the Halloween season. With this bundle of high school resources for teaching "The Hound," English teachers will save valuable time at home without sacrificing rigor in the classroom. Included are the following: a multiple choice, plot-based quiz; a worksheet composed of rigorous close reading questions; the public domain narrative; and answer keys. Materials are delivered in printable Word Document and PDF formats.

By completing the quiz, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following:

What the protagonists do with the artifacts they collect
The conditions under which the protagonists prefer to do their work
Setting
Surprising discoveries inside a coffin
A physical description of the amulet
The effect the amulet seems to have on the protagonists
The manner of St. John's death
Details of an assault against the narrator
The narrator's epiphany
An ironic turn of events
The disturbing visual of the corpse inside the coffin
The fate of the narrator
By completing the close reading analysis worksheet, students will:

Identify and explain several examples of foreshadowing
Articulate character motivations (why the narrator begins grave robbing and visits a distant cemetery)
List several items pilfered by the grave robbers
Explore cause-and-effect relationships
Examine the protagonist's psychological state
Identify and explain an example of situational irony in the story
Make an informed inference about the narrator's writing
Argue whether the protagonist was sincere in his request for divine forgiveness
Support claims with reasoned thinking and relevant textual evidence
Write ideas with clarity, accuracy, and precision
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