Stories and Story Tellers: Week 4

For the next few weeks we’re going to be reading The Stone Mattress by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood and then listening to her speak.  The story was originally published in the New Yorker a few years ago.

Image result for the stone mattress

The vocabulary is a bit complicated and I think the Embedded Reading will be helpful!  Read the first 2 parts for next week.

Stone Mattress Embedded Reading_I

Now answer the questions:

Getting the plot straight:

  • Where is Verna on holiday?
  • What is her real job?
  • How does she know Bob?

Think about it:

  • Describe Verna’s personality.

Now if you found that easy to read, try to read the first two parts of the original:

Stone Mattress




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