“The Outsider” by H.P. Lovecraft is a Gothic Short Story perfect for any short story unit! It is a creepy, grotesque tale which encompasses an unreliable, lonely narrator; it pairs wonderfully with any of Edgar Allan Poe’s infamous tales or Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.
In this product you will receive:
-A before reading anticipation guide
-Academic vocabulary with answers
-Powerpoint presentation to teach vocabulary and brief author bio
-Reading comprehension questions and answer keys. Questions focus on setting, mood, suspense, foreshadowing, point of view, and descriptive details from the story
-After reading paired text activity. Students will be provided an excerpt from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Students will then write a constructed response comparing the experiences of the monster to that of the narrator from Lovecraft’s “The Outsider”
-Creative writing activity: the lovable monster!
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