Monsters Among Us is a thematic short story unit developed for ELA/ English classes in approximately grades 8-10. Included are activities, short response topics, independent reading questions, guided close reading questions, and a unit essay and outline. The unit centers around analyzing the short stories "The Landlady" and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, and "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson, all of which are united by common themes and literary techniques.
My students have loved these stories and the discussion that springs from them. I hope yours will as well!