Horror Genre Study Introductory Lesson (Distance Learning)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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  • Google Drive™ folder
10 pages
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  1. 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
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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 editable 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.

This Google Resource Includes:

  • 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! Please note that only the presentation and quiz are editable!

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!

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.


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