The Devil and Tom Walker is one of the better short stories that we read with our American Lit. classes. I think the kids find it an easier read than Hawthorne. Plus the timeless theme of “selling your soul” can be connected with contemporary music. I’ve included 3 handouts we use with this lesson. The students generally enjoy the songs, and like looking up the references in Sympathy for the Devil. We also discuss Blues legend, Robert Johnson. The song lyrics are PDF’s. The reading guide is a .doc file so I hope it remains in format when you download it.