Lesson 1 (from Blood and Fossil-Figures)
Blood and Fossil-Figures
"Stories: All-New Tales" is an anthology of twenty-seven previously unpublished short stories by notable authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Stuart O'Nan and Jodi Picoult, among others. These stories of imaginative fiction span the genres of gothic fantasy, horror and sci-fi. In this lesson, students are introduced to the collection and will research the book's editors, prevalent subjects and themes.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the anthology and its editors. "Stories: All-New Tales" is an anthology of twenty-seven previously unpublished short stories which span the genres of gothic fantasy, horror and sci-fi.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on editors Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio as well as the unifying themes, subjects and genres which comprise the anthology. What is "fantastic fiction" and how does it apply to the book?
3) Group Activity: Students are...
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