Quarter 4, Week 4

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #04/09/2018
Unit of InstructionThe Thrill of Horror
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis and inferences

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a text

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how dialogue or incidents propel action

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

LAFS.8.RL.2.6 Analyze how differences in points of view create suspense

LAFS.8.W1.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences

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 identify techniques that create suspense

To identify theme in a story

To practice the reading FSA

To develop vocabulary

To create a sinister setting using descriptive imagery

Classroom Activities

Bell ringers: reading model stories and identifying techniques that build suspense

Read Part 3 of ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ and complete suspense chart

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ vocabulary SWAT! for review

Finish reading ‘Frankenstein’ in Close Reader and complete CER paragraph on theme

Reading FSA practice test and review

Silent reading or creative writing (scary story)

Writing sinister settings using model paragraphs

Assignments Due

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ suspense chart and quiz

‘Frankenstein’ in Close Reader

Reading FSA practice test

sinister setting paragraph

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs

Close Reader: ‘Frankenstein’ by Edward Field

FSA practice test, fsassessments.org

‘August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains’ by Ray Bradbury, 1950

Power Point