Students read and analyse three different types of spooky stories.
1. "Clinkity-Clink" from Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark by Alvin Schwartz
2. "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain
3. "Bongcheon-Dong Ghost" by Horang
None of these are very gory or contain adult situations.
The stories are not included in this download, but are available to view for free online. Links to view them are provided in the lesson.
The sample lesson is just a small excerpt from the unit plan. I kept it in MSWord format to allow for teachers to edit as they see fit.
Each story has a lesson that lasts approximately 1 day.
Lesson descriptions include:
An activity to prepare them for the story they are about to read
Questions to ask the students to get them to focus on how the author developed suspense using onomatopoeia / imagery.
A short writing assignment as an Exit Ticket or homework.
At the end of the unit, there is a suggested storytelling assignment which I use for my 9th graders. There is also a final essay topic suggestion.
This unit can be adjusted depending on the grade level, but is probably best suited for grades 7-12.