Creative Writing High School: Dystopia and Horror Lesson Plans

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16 days of lesson plans around the popular genres Dystopia and Horror.  Great any time, but perfect in the month of October right around Halloween.  Students will read informational texts about the genres, read 4 stories, 2 from each genre, and have multiple opportunities to write in each genre preparing them to write their final story with rubric included.  Includes links to prezi, Google Slides, and multiple handouts that include everything from a dice game to a detailed characterization handout. Students will love the opportunity to delve into stories that showcase some of the traits of their favorite movies and books.  You’ll love getting a variety of stories to read from for their final assessment. Happy haunting!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
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11+Prezi, Slides, and 10+handouts
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3 Weeks
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