Fun with Literature Essay

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“Quitters Inc.” by Stephen King

“Quitters Inc.”
A Short Story by Stephen King from Night Shift, 1978

Mini-Reading Unit by Tracee Orman
Practices reading comprehension, vocabulary, and figurative language.

Quitters Inc. by Stephen King (published in Night Shift, 1978)

Quitters Inc. Worksheet ©2008, T. Orman

“Quitters Inc.” by Stephen King
NOTE to TEACHER: This short story is appropriate for high school students (grades 10-12). It contains strong language that may not be appropriate for all students, so please use your own discretion. I use the movie “Cat’s Eye” as a companion to this story because the first story in the movie is based on “Quitters Inc.” Two differences: Dick
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by Stephen King (published in Night Shift, 1978)

Quitters Inc. Worksheet ©2008, T. Orman

“Quitters Inc.” by Stephen King

Quitters Inc Vocabulary

Across 6. stubborn 7. hurtful in a subtle way 10. emerging, just beginning 12. distrustful, doubtful 13. close friend 14. unfeeling Down 1. huge 2. practical 3. plain, simple 4. evasive, vague 5. favorable 8. not able to reform 9. pale in appearance 11. pleasant, friendly 14. prevent, dislike 15. secretive, illicit
Word Bank: austere equivocate pragmatic mulish aversion clandestine benignly unregenerate crony

Across incipient 6. stubborn affably 7. hurtful in a subtle way

cynically pernicious colossal pallor apathetically

Quitters Inc. by Stephen King (published in Night Shift, 1978)

Quitters Inc. Worksheet ©2008, T. Orman

“Quitters Inc.” by Stephen King
Additional Vocabulary Practice Name: _____________________________ Fill in the Blank - Word Bank: incipient affably pragmatic crony unregenerate clandestine pallor aversion Use the words from the word bank to fill in the blanks below. 1. Two percent of the clients are __________________________________ and unable to successfully complete the

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