Q4W6, 05/04/2020 *ONLINE LEARNING*

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #05/04/2020
Unit of InstructionThrill 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

Student will plan and write their own horror story using the suspense techniques learned throughout the unit. 

Classroom Activities


Weekly Tasks 

  1. Daily Bell-Ringers, Discussion Questions
  2. Complete the Suspense Writing Activity PDF (See Canvas for daily pacing)
  3. iReady, D.E.A.R. time
  4. YOUR Horror Story Arc Plot Map PDF (Honors Only – Reading Grade)
  5. YOUR Horror Story Rough Draft (Language Arts Grade)
Assignments Due

Honors Only – YOUR Horror Story Arc Plot Map (Reading Grade)

All Classes – YOUR Horror Story Rough Draft (Language Arts Grade

Paper Based Learners:  There are no paper packets to pick up this week.  All work should be completed in the PDF within Canvas or typed and uploaded into Gradebook.  As a last resort, you may hand write the material and turn it in at the school next Monday between 8:00AM and Noon.


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. 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