“The Hand” is a gothic short story written by Guy de Maupassant (1883) perfect for a gothic literature or short story unit.
Included in this product is an anticipation guide, the full text short story, a vocabulary graphic organizer, 20 close reading/ reading comprehension questions, a short story elements graphic organizer, a creative writing learning menu with 2 options for after reading, and answer keys.
This story is great for studying an embedded narrative text structure and unique point of view. Other literary elements covered in this story are: allusion, foreshadowing, suspense, dialogue, gothic motifs, theme, plot, conflict, characters, setting, mood, and tone.
This resource includes PDF and Word Document versions so teachers can make modifications if needed.
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