Quarter 4, Week 3

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #4/2/2018-4/6/2018
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.L1.1C Use verbs in the subjunctive mood

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

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 and explain the theme of a story

To compare different mediums, film and narrative

To improve knowledge of sentence structure, punctuation, and verb tense

To identify strengths and weaknesses in reading and testing skills

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

Classroom Activities

Vocabulary review: SWAT! competition game

Tell-Tale Heart quiz and review

Watch Frankenstein original film and compare to poem in Close Reader

Creative writing: add scary story elements to prompts

Grammar Flip and Kahoot quizzes on active/passive voice, apostrophes, and colons

Read and discuss elements of suspense in The Monkey’s Paw

Station Rotations, blended learning

Assignments Due

The Tell-Tale Heart Quiz

Frankenstein poem in Close Reader

The Monkey’s Paw suspense chart

Additional Resources

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

Close Reader: ‘Frankenstein’ by Edward Field

Scary story prompts

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles

ThinkCERCA ‘The Raven’

Grammar Flip