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Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit

Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
Psychotic Short Stories TWO -- Literary Analysis Mini-Unit
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This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker.

My first "Psychotic Short Stories" unit quickly became one of my best-selling products. But the stories in the first unit are more geared toward middle-school students. This "sequel" unit contains higher-level short stories better suited for high-schoolers.

The unit could be great for Halloween, but you could teach it any time of the year. It contains everything you need to have your students analyze two creepy and haunting short stories from great classic authors, including the following:

* A FULL-TEXT version of "The Black Cat" as well as...
- A vocabulary analysis worksheet
- A vocabulary quiz with answer sheet
- A reading quiz with answer sheet
- A fun "Psych Evaluation" activity in which students play the part of a court psychologist and analyze the sanity of the killer in the story with an official looking psych eval form

* A FULL-TEXT version of "The Judge's House" as well as...
- A vocabulary analysis worksheet
- A vocabulary quiz with answer sheet
- A reading quiz with answer sheet
- A creative newspaper article assignment in which the students act as investigative journalists to uncover the truth about the death of the story's main character
- A PowerPoint that introduces the newspaper assignment and helps teach several concepts, including active vs. passive voice and 3rd person narrative.
- A graphic organizer that helps students make inferences from specific pieces of evidence from the story

The unit files come in PDF format for easy printing, but I've also included the original Word and Excel files in case you want to make minor tweaks.

And if teaching short stories is your thing, please see my
"HARRISON BERGERON" unit and my "THE LOTTERY" unit.

PURCHASE UNITS FOR "THE LOTTERY" and "HARRISON BERGERON" TOGETHER!


My wife, Anna, who is also an English teacher, has joined me in writing curriculum. We hope you enjoy her first full teaching unit for Teachers Pay Teachers! And don't forget to write a review!

Created by Arik and Anna Durfee
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2 Weeks
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