|The House of Dies Drear
The following collection of thematically related readings is available
in The House of Dies Drear and Related Readings in McDougal Littell's
Literature Connections series.
"haunted house" by Valerie Worth
(from More Small Poems, © 1976)
Summary: The mood of this poem may remind you of feelings you had as
you read The House of Dies Drear.
"The House on the Island" adapted by Walter B. Gibson
(from Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Revisited, © 1964)
Summary: This haunted house story from The Twilight Zone takes
a different twist from The House of Dies Drear.
"The Stationmasters" by James Haskins
(from Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad, ©
Summary: Learn about the courageous "stationmasters" along the underground
railroad in this selection. Notice the variety of people who helped
the slaves escape.
"Runagate Runagate" by Robert Hayden
(from Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems, © 1966)
Summary: This is a passionate poem about escaping slaves.
When the Rattlesnake Sounds by Alice Childress, ©
Summary: This play shows a glimpse of Harriet Tubman's life between
her dangerous journeys on the Underground Railroad.
"The Secret Room" by William M. Dorr
(from American Heritage, © 1993)
Summary: What if you discovered a hidden room or learned that your house
had been a stop on the Underground Railroad?
"Bound for Freedom" by Laura McCarty
(from National Parks, © 1991)
Summary: Stops on the Underground railroad still exist for us to visit
today. The National Parks Service is determined that this legacy of
the Underground railroad will not be lost.