This Mystery/Suspense Unit Design provides teachers with the 8th Grade Reading and Writing Standards for New York State that serve as direction in teaching the classic literature and content of Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving.
The template outlines the literary devices to be addressed, along with the structure of the short story and elements of narrative writing applicable to the mystery/suspense genre.
Ample lesson guiding questions and skills provided will assist teachers in writing lesson plans and assessments on tone, mood, compare and contrast of author styles, point of view and the writing of a "scary story".
(Perfect for Curriculum Mapping endeavors)
Resource list includes:
"The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving