Q4W4, 04/20/2020 *ONLINE LEARNING*

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #04/20/2020
Unit of InstructionThe Thrill of Horror
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.2.6 – Determine author’s purpose.

8.RI.1.3 – Analyze how a text makes connections.

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

8.RI.1.1 – Cite textual evidence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essential Question: How does an author create suspense?

Students will be able to analyze literary criticism to gain insight into the literature.

Classroom Activities

Weekly Tasks 

Be sure you check Canvas each day for assignment instructions, teaching videos, and announcements.

1. Daily Bell-Ringers, Discussion Questions

2. Close Reader: Frankenstein (Honors excluded)

2. Online Tutorial: The Most Dangerous Game (Honors)

3. Textbook: What is the Horror Genre? Analyzing the Text, Quiz, Discussion 

4. iReady, D.E.A.R. time

Assignments Due

What is the Horror Genre? Quiz

Discussion: What is the purpose of the work of literary criticism ‘What is the Horror Genre?’ 

Additional Resources


  1. Please login to Vportal and click the “Canvas” tile.
  2. All lesson plans and modules will be posted in Language Arts, not Reading.
  3. If you get lost, click the “Home” tab in the left menu. 

“Collections” ebook: 

  1. my.hrw.com
  2. username: 1alpha
  3. password: 8 digit birthday (may need to omit first zero: July 13 2009= 7132009)


  1. Login through vPortal 
  2. Click the “Digital Resources” tab and select iReady