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- This incredibly flexible horror genre study unit will turn students into masters of foreshadowing, suspense, mood, and more with fun, engaging, and creepy tales! Students will learn about the horror genre, then read three scary stories, before exploring writing a horror narrative themselves.This uni$13.55$16.94Save $3.39
Engage students (both off and online!) with literary analysis through a horror genre study! This horror genre introductory lesson will help you set the stage by introducing the topic and some basic literary terms.
This Google resource is based around a completely Google Slides presentation on the horror genre. Students will learn about the focus of horror, a few different types, essential literary terms--such as foreshadowing, mood, and setting--and common genre conventions.
- EDITABLE Google Slides Presentation
- Guided Notes (a printable PDF version, a digital, fillable PDF version, and a Google Doc version)
- Self-grading Google Forms Quiz
- Teacher Guide
- Answer Key for Guided Notes
Be sure to check the preview to see the presentation, teacher guide, and guided notes before purchasing!
Use this lesson in-person by showing the presentation while having students fill in the printable guided notes. Alternatively, this lesson works with distance learning! Simply upload the presentation and the fillable guided notes OR the Google Doc guided notes to your digital classroom. Either way, you can use the included quiz to hold students accountable for paying attention to the material!
- Suspense Analysis with Horror Shorts Activity: Follow up your horror introduction with a fun deep-dive into suspense!
- "Popsy" by Stephen King Horror Story Study: Designed as a follow-up to this lesson
- "Out of Skin" by E. M. Carroll Horror Story Study: An excellent comic-style horror short story worth studying!
- "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl: This short story is an excellent deep-dive into foreshadowing in the horror genre.
- Personal Horror Narrative: After students have studied the horror genre, assess their understanding by having them write a scary story of their own
- FREE 2-Sentence Horror Stories: Students will write a horror story in only two sentences
- "Nicholas Was..." Holiday Analysis and Activity: Read this dark twist on a usually upbeat Christmas-time myth before writing a 100-word story
- Author Study Writing Project: Give this project a creepy twist by only letting students choose from horror authors
***This resource is contained within a Google file. Included are NON-EDITABLE PDF files. Before purchasing, please review the preview to make sure this resource supports your and your students' needs. The whole resource, with the exception of any answer keys, are included in the preview.