Quarter 4, Week 1

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #3/19/18
Unit of InstructionThe Thrill of Horror
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RI.1.2 Provide an objective summary of the text

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite strong textual evidence

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases

LAFS.8.RL.2.6 Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the reader create suspense

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To introduce the horror genre and identify its key elements

To summarize main points in an article

To determine point of view and credibility of narrator

To identify techniques that create suspense

To use context clues to determine word meanings

To identify the main idea and supporting details in articles and poetry

To identify elements of suspense in a story

To utilize horror genre elements including suspense and descriptive detail in writing

Classroom Activities

Bubble map of horror genre and class discussion

Read and summarize article ‘What is the Horror Genre’ in Collections textbook

Draw a monster that could be in your horror story

Creative writing bell ringers–carry on story from the prompt

Using context clues to define unknown words in ‘The Outsider’

Close Reader, annotating ‘The Outsider’ as a class and in small groups

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles and quizzes

Silent reading

Blended learning, station rotations using NewsELA, ThinkCERCA (The Raven) and Close Reader

Assignments Due

NewsELA quizzes (3-4)

Textbook Tell Tale Heart Quiz

Ideas for horror short story

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘What is the Horror Genre’ article

Close Reader: ‘The Outsider’ by H.P. Lovecraft

Scary story prompts

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles