Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Short Story Recommendation: The Chaser

If you like story lines filled with mystery, manipulation, and magic, you’ll love The Chaser by John Collier.

This little story poses big questions like...
…what constitutes criminal intent?
…what qualifies someone as a victim?
…what types of decisions (if any) determine destiny? 

As the story unfolds, Collier compels every reader to wonder, “What would I be willing to do to gratify my deepest desires?” 

This well-crafted story is guaranteed to inspire lively (and sometimes heated) discussions in middle/secondary classrooms.

Check out The Chaser online or in Milton Crane's 50 Great Short Stories.

Close reading activities, step by step plans, and task cards are also available here:

Single Story

That's it for now, so until next time…stay committed…teach with passion…and inspire students with who you are.

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