Document Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

Fall 2018


A teacher's aid for introducing this deservedly famous story to students, including teaching some basic principles of good reading and interpretation. With a special focus on high school teachers, but applicable to many kinds of classrooms, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges and universities, etc. Developed by a Swarthmore College student, Lauren Hee Won Chung, in consultation with Professor Peter Schmidt, as a final assignment in English 71D, "The Short Story in the U.S.," fall 2018.


American literature, teaching and learning, short story, Shirley Jackson, horror

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