Horror Genre Study Unit for Digital or In-person

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9th - 12th
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    BONUS Suggested Pacing Guide and Additional Resources


    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 unit is designed to fill about two weeks. Depending on your class length and if you assign homework or not, you could make this unit longer or shorter. Every component in this bundle can be delivered in person or remotely.

    With lesson plans and answer keys or rubrics for every assignment, this 2-week unit is great to have in your back pocket should you fall ill or have an emergency. This unit can be a great enrichment unit, can be taught piecemeal around Halloween to add some fun reading and writing to your class, or can be left in a subfolder for emergencies.

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    Every resource in this bundle has a full preview. Be sure to check them out before purchase to make sure that this bundle will work for you and your students! You can preview the bonus file here.

    Whether you're looking for some Halloween English fun or just desperately need two weeks of meaningful resources, this unit is a great one to have ready to go in your filing cabinet!

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    Teaching Duration
    2 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    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.
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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