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"The Tale of the Monkey's Paw"
This classic tale of horror is especially enjoyable for teens. Thorough analysis of "The Tale of the Monkey's Paw" in this fifteen-page lesson packet for middle and high. Pre-reading activity sheet. Visual dictionary. Sequence organizer. Analysis worksheet - 20+ questions focused on the elements of fiction. Multi-learning styles.
Before, during, and after reading reflections can be used for individual assessment or in a small group. Probing questions assessing students' mastery of literary devices, inference, and providing textual evidence - all of which promote deep-level thinking.
"From Beyond" by H.P. Lovecraft
Known as "the man who can scare Stephen King," H.P. Lovecraft is a master of horror. This lesson introduces students to his style of writing with the short story "From Beyond."
Illustrated Text of "From Beyond"
Standards for ELA
Tips for Teachers (throughout)
Anticipatory Brainstorm: 3 Activities
H.P. Lovecraft Biographical & Literary Information
Vocabulary for Short Story
Short Story Analysis Forms
Fan Fiction Writing Prompt
Lovecraft used the power of the unknown to inspire and horrify his readers. A lot of our contemporary cultural understanding of what goes into the horror genre comes from his stories. He had a profound influence on subsequent horror and science fiction writers. In his essay, "Supernatural Horror in Literature," Lovecraft writes: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
"The Cask of Amontillado"
This classic tale of horror from Edgar Allan Poe is Common Core State Standards ELA and Quality Core Aligned. Post-reading activity. Students must analyze characterization, symbolism, mood, irony, point of view, and more - plus they must support their interpretations with textual evidence. Also a fan-fiction creative writing prompt is included. Lastly, students create a graffiti wall of symbolism for your classroom. Fun and engaging! Original art by Mira-Francine. For commercial use, please provide credit and a link back to my store.
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