Q4, W1

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #3/25/2019-3/29/2019
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 an article

To identify elements of suspense in a story

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

Classroom Activities

Essay review bell ringers to prepare for FSA

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

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

Close Reader, annotating ‘The Outsider’ as a class 

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles and quizzes

Silent reading

FSA essay practice test and review day

Assignments Due

NewsELA quizzes (2-3)

Horror mind map 

FSA practice test plan

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘What is the Horror Genre’ article

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

Scary story prompts

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles

FSA practice test