Q4W5, 04/27/2020 *ONLINE LEARNING*

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #04/27/2020
Unit of InstructionThe Thrill of Horror
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.1.1  Cite textual evidence.

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

8.W.1.2a-f  Write informative/explanatory texts.

8.W.2.5 Develop and strengthen writing.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Students will examine how the fiction in the Thrill of Horror collection meets the criteria for the horror genre.
  • Students will examine the techniques author’s use to create suspense.
Classroom Activities


Weekly Tasks 

  1. Daily Bell-Ringers, Discussion Questions
  2. Create a Suspense Mini-Analysis (Reading Grade)
  3.  iReady, D.E.A.R. time
  4. Create your own Gothic Monster
  5. YOUR Horror Story Arc Plot Map (Language Grade)

Weekly Tasks (Honors)

  1. Close Reader: Man-Made Monsters
  2. Poem in Two Voices: Three Part Tutorial, Poem (Reading Grade)
  3. iReady Teacher-Assigned Lesson
  4. Literary Analysis Essay (Language Arts Grade)

Paper Based Learners: You may pick up paper packets at Ivy Hawn on Monday mornings between 8:00 AM and Noon. (Follow Connect Ed instructions.)  All work should be typed and uploaded into Gradebook.  As a last resort, you may hand write the material, you may take a photo of your work and send via Remind. 

Assignments Due
  • Suspense Mini-Analysis
  • Horror Story Arc Plot Map
  • Poem (Honors)
  • Literary Analysis Essay (Honors)


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