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This hot topics nonfiction mini lesson is the perfect ready-to-go resource to practice close reading skills and comprehension if you are looking for an interesting way to engage students with informational, expository texts this Halloween. This resource is more than just questions and answers - you are getting a full blown mini lesson plan complete with a relevant video link for a starter, an argumentative writing prompt, and spooky creative project... all perfect Halloween activities!
Student Experience: With this intriguing text and topic from the modern master of the macabre himself, your high school students will be engaged, informed, and ready to debate and discuss no matter their reading level or experience with close reading and annotating! Two sets of questions in response to an essay by Stephen King are designed to have students truly dig into and respond to a text for comprehension and writer's techniques. Then, your teens will get creative remaking classic texts into horror movies. Last, you can test their understanding with an argumentative writing prompt.
- Formal lesson plan with standards
- Set with video links
- Background notes
- Link to the text
- Two sets of questions and answers: one for comprehension and one for author's craft
- Argumentative Prompt
- Directions for the creative project
-Super Simple Step by Step Sub Plan Form
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Resource Updated 10-2018